Biodynamic farming is free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers in the same manner as certified organic farming. In order to qualify for Demeter Biodynamic status a farm must first meet the requirements of NOP organic as a base. Demeter also requires a careful examination and eventual reduction of the volume of imported materials necessary to sustain the life of the farm. ┬á┬á
Demeter has a sister company, Stellar Certification Services, that provides organic certification.┬á Stellar is accredited by the USDA as a National Organic Program organic certifying agency.