What is organic?
An organic production system is managed in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act and the National Organic Program to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.
Source: USDA – National Organic Program 2001
What does "certified" organic mean?
"Certified organic" means that a non-profit, state or private certification organization, accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has verified that products labeled as "organic" meet strictly defined organic standards. Source: Quality Assurance International