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  1. Farmers Market: A market or group of booths where farmers and sometimes other vendors sell their products directly to consumers.
  1. Organic: Developing in a manner analogous to the natural growth and evolution characteristic of living organisms; arising as a natural outgrowth.
  1. Genetically Modified Organism: An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered using the techniques of genetic engineering. 
  1. Pesticide: A chemical preparation for destroying plant, fungal, or animal pests.
  1. Commodity: An article of trade or commerce, esp. a product as distinguished from a service.
  1. Agricultural: Concerned with cultivating land, raising crops, and feeding, breeding, and raising livestock; farming.
  1. Carbon Dioxide: Incombustible gas present in the atmosphere and formed during respiration, usually obtained from coal, coke, or natural gas by combustion.
  1. Global Warming: An increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.
  1.  Infrastructure Investment: In finance, the purchase of a financial product or other item of value with an expectation of favorable future returns. In general terms, investment means the use money in the hope of making more money.
  1.  Fossil Fuels: Any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life.
  1. Genetic Diversity: The existing genetic variation within a population.


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