An organic product (e.g. food, clothing) is made without the use of synthetic chemicals. It is likely to be free of human made pesticides and chemical fertilizers. It does not disrupt the local ecology and is probably of local origin, e.g. Slow Food.
The label organic is variously defined. There is a range of audit procedures one might apply to determine what is "not organic". Factions make it impossible to settle on one strict and global definition, so this is a contested term - see glossary for other such contested terms.
- Organic is a feature of a product.
- Partially Organic is a feature of a product, meaning that some raw-materials or parts of the product are organic. (eg. In restaurant meals)
- Partially Organic Trading is a feature of a company, meaning that some part of the company's business deals/produces organic products.
- Fully Organic Trading is a feature of a company, meaning that the company deals only/produces in organic