Organic food is produced using organic farming methods that are absent of modern synthetic inputs like synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. They are also not processed using industrial solvents or chemical food additives. An organic farming movement called the Green Revolution arose in the 1940’s in response to the industrialization of agriculture. The organic food industry is highly regulated. The European Union, United States, Canada, Japan, and other countries require certification and have strict rules about labeling foods as organic. The food is produced in a way that must comply with the rules set by individual countries and international organizations.
There is no significant evidence from studies that prove that organic food is healthier than standard produce. The common consensus is that organic and standard foods have no significant differences in taste either. Organic food has commonly been associated with a healthier diet. A popular belief is that standard foods which are mass produced using chemicals and fertilizers may, in the long term, increase risk of cancers or other diseases.