The Demeter Biodynamic® Farm Standard is a comprehensive organic farming method that requires the creation and management of a closed system minimally dependent on imported materials, and instead meets its needs from the living dynamics of the farm itself.Â
The Demeter Biodynamic® Processing Standard (there are sixteen categories in all, including oil, wine, cosmetics and body care) fundamentally ensures an unbroken chain of accountability from the farm to the finished product.Â The Standard protects against manipulation of the Biodynamic agricultural ingredients as much as possible to allow for their integrity to define the product.Â Products must contain significant and verifiable Biodynamic ingredients to be allowed to use the term Biodynamic on product packaging and labeling, in order not to mislead consumers.
â€śWhole-farm analyses have shown that biodynamic farms can be environmentally and economically sustainable. Among the biodynamic preparations... various preparations have been shown to speed composting, cause hormone-like effects in plant growth, and stimulate plant immune response. â€ť
- Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Ph.D.Â Washington State University