Press Release – 25 June 2018 General Assembly elected new board Helmy Abouleish is new president of Demeter-International read his Demeter Vision document here Demeter-International General Assembly elected a new board and worked out strategies for future development of standards, certification, training, marketing and policy activities. 21 years after its foundation, a major change is takingContinue reading →
BDA Certification Inspector BDA Certification is looking for a processing inspector for different areas of the UK and Republic of Ireland, particularly the North East of England and Scotland. Inspectors are responsible for visiting licensees for the purpose of assessing their operation for conformity to Demeter and / or organic standards. For a full jobContinue reading →
Creeping thistle has become an increasing problem, especially for organic arable farms with soils of high organic matter. Wherever it grows, it competes with crops for water and nutrients. Once established, much patience is required to achieve acceptable levels of thistles. There is no ‘magic bullet’ for its control on organic farms. However, by followingContinue reading →
Tarry Bolger, Managing Director of Biodynamic Association Certification said “This was an encouraging meeting with the Minister amidst a challenging and complicated broader political backdrop. We welcome the Minister’s appreciation of the importance of both the regulation and the policy support systems for converting and existing organic and biodynamic farmers. The Minister’s commitment to supportingContinue reading →
This booklet offers a view on soil fertility from different angles. It deliberately avoids offering universal ‘instructions’, but rather seeks to provide information to stimulate new thinking about a sustainable relationship to the soil
We warmly welcome the announcement from the EU Commission that plants and animals obtained by “essentially biological” breeding are non-patentable”. “This is an important step towards plant and animal sovereignty”, said Tarry Bolger, Managing Director of BDA Certification, “The UK and International Biodynamic and Demeter organisations have been championing this issue for many years nowContinue reading →
Evidently some of the top wine publications in America think so!
WWF’s profile of Tablehurst Farm in East Sussex: Is this the farm of the future?
A lovely article from the New York Times on a group of Italian biodynamic wine makers. New York Times Italian Winemakers
Waterkloof Wine profile – Big Country biodynamics in South Africa