Growing Method Code

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This site documents one technical aspect of GS1 SmartSearch - the GS1 Web Vocabulary. The initial focus of the GS1 Web Vocabulary is consumer facing properties for clothing, shoes, food beverage/tobacco and properties common to all products. Food/Beverage/Tobacco properties will include properties related to EU 1169 as defined in the GDSN and GS1 Source Standards. In addition, the vocabulary includes the definition of parties and of a product offer (a product offered by a party for a price). Properties and their definitions come from existing GS1 standards including GDSN, GS1 Source and GPC. Exceptions to this rule include the definition of Offer which does not exist in any of the above standards.




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CAGE_FREECage FreeAnimal is not confined to a cage.
CLONED_FOODSCloned FoodProduct is a result of genetic engineering.
CONVENTIONALConventionalFoods grown non-organically, either indoors or outdoors without any special processes.
FARM_RAISEDFarm RaisedAnimal is raised on a farm.
FIELD_GROWNField GrownPlants Grown Outdoors
FLY_FREEFly FreeCitrus Grown in an area certified to be free of all Caribbean Fruit Flies based on trappings
FREE_RANGEFree RangeA method that animals are allowed to roam with little restriction to their movements.
GRASS_FEDGrass FedAnimal is predominately fed grass or forage.
GREENHOUSEGreenhousePlants that are grown and cultivated in an indoor covered place.
HUMANELY_RAISEDHumanely RaisedA process where animals are raised such that the welfare of the animal is a foremost concern.
HYDROPONICHydroponicPlants grown using mineral nutrient solutions instead of soil.
INTEGRATED_PEST_MANAGEMENTIntegrated Pest Management(IPM) Plants grown using a pest control strategy that uses an array of complimentary methods: mechanical devices, physical devices, genetic, biological, legal, cultural management and chemical management. These methods are done in three stages: prevention, observation, and intervention. It is an ecological approach with a main goal of significantly reducing or eliminating the use of pesticides.
ORGANICOrganicFoods grown organically, either indoors or outdoors.
SHADE_GROWNShade GrownProduce which has been grown under shade or grown under cloth.
WILDWildThe animal or plant was not inhibited or prohibited from roving, wandering, and not tamed or domesticated.

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Growing Methodgs1:GrowingMethodCodeThe process through which fresh produce is grown and cultivated.

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