Inspections In response to the latest government advice and the ongoing public health emergency we have taken the decision to delay physical inspections until it is safe to carry them out. Please be assured your Organic & Demeter certificates issued for 2020 will continue to be valid. Following DEFRA advice, we intend to compete allContinue reading →
The Certification Board is looking for additional members. Meetings take place 4 times a year, in Stroud, mostly Wednesdays. For this voluntary work we would welcome new faces with a suitable background in Farming, Food Processing or Trading, particularly if you feel at home with financial accounts or spreadsheets. If interested, please contact the office:Continue reading →
PRESS RELEASE-5 October 2018 ORGANIC SECTOR CALLS FOR MUCH CLEARER CONTINGENCY MEASURES AS BREXIT LOOMS The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. “ThereContinue reading →
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 →
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?