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Old 09-11-2019, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
It's originally a reference to considering the farm as a whole as a living organism, which is -- in another sense of the word organic -- an organic part of a whole ecological system.
Nice! After my previous comment I was musing on the exact route to lead to that term being used in farming, I didn't really think people had reached on purpose back to the 18th Century.

Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
ETA: There's a very great deal more to organic farming than just "grown without artificial pesticides."
Oh, definitely, in the farming context it's a full community-of-practice - it's slightly unfortunate (linguistically) that some of the practices involve specific choices on chemicals that may or may not line up with the organic chemistry definitions, mainly these days because it leads to too many discussion thread derailments .