The organic movement is mainly associated with agricultural produce, including crop production and the rearing of livestock, with a primary focus on the health benefits of consuming food products and ingredients that have been produced without the aid of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, genetic modification, and growth hormones. In this way, organic methods embody sustainable practice in that they are human-, wildlife-, and planet-friendly and aim to foster the natural production of food by allowing the supporting ecosystems to function without interference or manipulation. Born out of a reaction against intensive farming methods, the organic sector has consistently gained market share in recent years, with strong annual increases in the global sales of organic food and drink. Notable is the appearance of organic products ...

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