Definition: Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives Longer Description: Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity by relying on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control, and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity. It controls pests, excluding or strictly limiting the use of synthetic fertilizers and synthetic pesticides, plant growth regulator. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony. Organic farming combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved. Certified Organic- means that the item has been grown according to strict uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping, and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards which have been set.