Organics are one of the three resource types in Space Empires IV and also in Space Empires V. In both games, they are represented by a green plant icon. In stock SE4, organics are the least frequently used of the resources, being used for only a smattering of components, facilities, etc. and often in small quantities, while the other resource types, minerals and radioactives, are used more often. Some mods address this imbalance.
The Organic resource type (discussed in this article) should not be confused with the Organic Manipulation racial tech, although the latter is closely linked to the former.