Organic: agribusiness is changing a word’s definition

Webster 1913:

Of or pertaining to an organ or its functions, or to objects composed of organs; consisting of organs, or containing them; as, the organic structure of animals and plants; exhibiting characters peculiar to living organisms; as, organic bodies, organic life, organic remains.

Yet today one of its definitions is:

Something produced by methods that comply with practices that cycle resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.

Let’s analyse this by looking at a specific example: apples. Every person who follows elementary nutritional precautions understands that a non-organic apple is harmful: it’s basically playdough. Some dirty sect took advantage of this and created a technicality by changing the meaning of “being organic” so only apples made in a proprietary bombastic way are considered such. I say, cut the bullshit. Any apple is organic if it’s not made out of playdough.

Using the word organic in its new “definition” is unprofessional.

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