Demeter is the brand for products from biodynamic agriculture. The holistic Demeter requirements go above and beyond EU organic regulations (EC 834/2007 and EC 889/2008). They not only exclude the use of synthetic fertilisers and chemical plant protection agents in agricultural crop production, and artificial additives during processing, but also require licensees to proactively take specific measures to strengthen the life processes in soil and in food. Demeter farmers and processors actively contribute toward the shaping of a future worth living for, creating healthy foods with distinctive taste, truly “Foods with Character”.Essential sauerkraut photo

Each step of production and processing is taken into account in the Demeter certification process so that from start to finish quality is ensured. Our staff have years of experience working in biodynamic and organic food, farming and certification and are here to help and encourage you through navigating the requirements of Demeter certification.

Why Demeter? Demeter is the oldest and one of the most respected organic food certifications. Since 1928, Demeter, with its biodynamic principles that were laid down in Rudolf Steiner’s agricultural lectures in 1924, have been practiced and applied in all corners of the globe. Today, there are more than 5000 Demeter certified businesses around the world who  are producing, processing and trading the highly
demanded Demeter products.

For example in FiBL’s recent (2015) report on sustainability and quality of organic food, Demeter regulations were the most stringent and Demeter standards allows the fewest food additives in processed food.  For the full report please see FiBL Dossier.

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In the UK, there is a growing demand for Demeter – biodynamic products in line with the organic sectors growth which was nearly 5% last year. See more Demeter statistics on the Demeter International website.

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Every day we get requests from farmers, processors and traders who understand the holistic approach that Demeter takes and who not only realise the value added to their products in the market place, but who understand that increase in demand for their products is because of the unique quality of Demeter certified food!

Thinking of joining a growing community of inspired Demeter certified farmers, growers, processors and traders? Contact us by emailing certification@biodynamic.org.uk or completing the fields below