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Organic food

Organic food is produced according to legally regulated standards.

For crops, it means they were grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers or sewage sludge, and that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food additives.

For animals, it means they were reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones.

Also, at all levels, organic food is produced without the use of genetically modified organisms.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Organic food", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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