Organic food has both a popular meaning, and in some countries, a legal definition. In everyday conversation, it usually refers to all "naturally produced" foods, or the product of organic farming. As a legal and marketing term, it means certified organic. The distinction is important, as the two definitions can represent quite different products.
- Contains only (or at least a certain specified percentage of) organic ingredients
- Contains no artificial food additives
- Processed without artificial methods, materials and conditions (eg: no chemical ripening, no food irradiation)