Grocery stores and specialty shops are rushing to meet a growing market trend: the demand for organics. Organic food is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as food produced by farmers who “emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering or ionizing radiation.”
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