Foods which carry the Demeter label have been grown to strict biodynamic standards - in harmony with nature. Biodynamic farmers use an organic approach that harnesses the holistic qualities of their growing cycles. Whether soil, seeds, plants, animals or humans - each element in the agricultural system has its own uniquely important role to play. Each element supports and strengthens the others and in doing so creates a farm that is a natural and self-contained living organism.
The use of chemical and synthetic pesticides and fertilisers and GM technology are strictly prohibited in biodynamic agriculture, as is the addition of questionable ingredients during processing.
Demeter agriculture is unique in its consistent and holistic approach because, through its biodynamic growing methods, it gives back to nature more than it takes out.
In 2014 Demeter is celebrating a major anniversary. In 1924 Rudolf Steiner held a series of lectures in Koberwitz for interested farmers which formed the "Agricultural Course" which is the basis for Demeter agriculture. Today, 90 years later, some 1 400 farmers and over 330 processors in Germany work according to biodynamic business principles. As an international organic brand Demeter is present on every continent of the world. From Argentina to Uruguay over 8 000 farmers in around 50 countries work almost 160 000 hectares of land recognised as being bio-dynamic as defined by Demeter guidelines. For more information visit the Demeter anniversary site.