Certification – Demeter

Certification – Demeter

Certifications, Food Safety, & Risk Management


Demeter USA is the only certifier for Biodynamic farms and products in America. It is part of a world-wide organization, Demeter International, that was first formed in 1928 and named for the Greek goddess of agriculture, to advocate Biodynamic agriculture and to certify Biodynamic farms. Demeter remains the oldest ecological certification organization in the world, active in fifty countries around the globe.

Demeter was incorporated in the USA as a non-profit in 1985. While all of the organic requirements for certification under the National Organic Program are required for Biodynamic certification, the Demeter standard is much more extensive, with stricter requirements around imported fertility, greater emphasis on on-farm solutions for disease, pest, and weed control, and in depth specifications around water conservation and biodiversity. As consumers gain more understanding about the Biodynamic requirements and more experience with the quality of Biodynamic products, farmers and brands are beginning to feel that Biodynamic certification is all they require.


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