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What is Organic?

At simplest level, organic produce is one that is farmed by Organic Farming techniques. Organic Farming requires the farms to refrain from using harmful synthetic pesticides,genetically modified seeds or organisms (GMOs), chemical fertilizers and ionising radiation. This way the poison doesn’t reach your food. Organic foods are also not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives.Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.

Refer http://www.organic.org/home/faq for more detailed definition.

Additionally, in organic farming techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control are used unlike conventional farming. Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) if they are considered natural and are allowed to be used by the NPOP (National Programme for Organic Produce) standards.