According to those standards, Organic food is
produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers
made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering;
or ionizing radiation. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products
come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.
Before a product can be labeled "organic," a USDA accredited
certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure
the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic
standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before
it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified
and inspected also.