organic food

Definition / meaning of organic food

Food produced without the use of man-made fertilizer, drugs that increase growth, or drugs that kill insects, bacteria, or other living things. In the United States, the Department of Agriculture sets standards for growing, harvesting, processing, and labeling organic foods.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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