Organic produce is also monitored and regulated by the National
Organic Program. Fruits and Vegetables bearing the USDA Organic label
are produced by farmer's that avoid the use of pesticides and chemicals
during the growing process. Crops must be produced without
conventional pesticides (including herbicides), synthetic fertilizers,
sewage sludge, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation.
Organically raised animals are feed with organic feed and kept free of
antibiotics and growth hormones. The animals must also have access to
outdoor pastureland for grazing.