What happened?
Non-natural and non-organic farming was introduced only recently during the 20th century in order to increase corporate profits by reducing costs of production with toxic chemical fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, industrial solvents, and monopolization of the food supply via patents on genetically modified seeds and other proprietary technologies.

Previously no entity could patent seeds since all seeds were originally created by Nature and, thus part of public domain. Now securing a patent is possible by artificially manipulating the DNA of the seed or any life form, thus securing exclusive rights to use that seed or animal commercially with the unacceptable potential of monopolizing the entire global food supply.

Artificial manipulation of farming and the food supply (that was organic from the beginning of time) quickly reached global mainstream levels. As a result, it became necessary to make a distinction between regular food and “organic food.”