Contact person: Marion Rhein
- Environmental project
Demeter is an association for biodynamic agriculture and organises Demeter farmers, food processors and traders. It does not produce goods itself. The name comes from the Greek goddess of motherhood and fertility. Demeter. The symbol has been used since 1928. It may only be used by contractually bound partners who have abided by Demeter guidelines throughout cultivation and processing.
Demeter is one of the world’s oldest associations for ecological farming. Demeter stands for products of organic, biodynamic agricultural methods. This, the oldest ecological form of agriculture, was initiated by Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf schools and anthropological healing, in the early 20th century.
Products bearing the Demeter logo have been cultivated according to biodynamic requirements and are strictly controlled. The holistic Demeter requirements exceed government mandated regulations. Not only do they exclude the use of synthetic fertilisers and chemical plant protection agents in agricultural crop production, or artificial additives during processing, but also require very specific measures to strengthen the life processes in soil and foodstuffs.
These pioneers in organic foods have succeeded in developing Demeter more and more into a modern means of cultivation, fit for the future. Now, biodynamic is seen as the most sustainable form of agriculture.
Demeter’s unequalled co-brand-strategy means that the consumer can be guaranteed biological-dynamic quality, while the producer stakes his name on the meticulous processing.
The range of Demeter products consists of over 3,500 foods as well as cosmetics and fashion articles, which are mainly sold in health food shops .
In Germany, approximately 1400 farmers, with over 66,000 hectares of land, use biodynamic methods. In addition, about 330 producers and processors belong to Demeter, and there are contracted partners in the health food wholesale business. Demeter is represented in every continent as an international organic brand.
On request we can offer other net participants advice, give a presentation, and provide up to date information and contacts in the field of our work.