organic production, certified practices, organic crops, food-handling
In 1995, the United States Department of Agriculture is¬sued the following definition of organic production: Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biologi¬cal activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony.
Hegerfeld-Baker, Joan, "Organic Production:
Practices and Prevalence" (2008). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 493.