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organ

(Encyclopedia) organ, a musical wind instrument in which sound is produced by one or more sets of pipes controlled by a keyboard, each pipe producing only one pitch by means of a…

Organic

(Encyclopedia) organic food, food raised without chemicals and processed without additives. Under standards adopted by the U.S. Agriculture Dept. (USDA) in 2000 and fully effective in…

mouth organ

(Encyclopedia) mouth organ: see harmonica 1.

organic farming

(Encyclopedia) organic farming, the practice of growing plants—especially for fruits and vegetables, but for ornamentals as well—without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and…

reed organ

(Encyclopedia) reed organ, an organ in which air is forced over free reeds by means of bellows, usually worked by pedals. It is played by the use of one or more keyboards.…

barrel organ

(Encyclopedia) barrel organ, mechanical musical instrument requiring nothing but the regular rotary motion of a handle to keep it going. It probably originated at the beginning of the…

organic chemistry

(Encyclopedia) organic chemistry, branch of chemistry dealing with the compounds of carbon. While it is only the fourteenth most common element on earth, carbon forms by far the…

organized crime

(Encyclopedia) organized crime, criminal activities organized and coordinated on a national scale, often with international connections. The American tradition of daring desperadoes…

Consumer Organizations

Find contact information for national consumer organizations, better business bureaus and links to consumer websites. National Consumer OrganizationsBetter Business Bureaus Consumer…