Certified Organic

    [ Certified_Organic ]

    An agricultural product that is certified through a formalised approval process.

    Regulations for what constitutes “organic” vary widely from country to country, but generally sets standards for growing, processing, storing and shipping of products. Regulations may include:

    • avoidance of synthetic chemicals, such as chemical fertilisers and pesticides
    • not produced from genetically modified seeds (GMO)
    • not irradiated
    • produced on farmlands that are free of artificial agricultural chemicals or pesticides.

    Certified-organic foods are not always pesticide-free. Chemical pesticides and herbicides may be carried by the wind from adjacent farmlands and contaminate organic_farmlands.