Musings on Biodynamic Cows, Their Horns, and the Evolution of the Earth By Jim Fullmer, Co-Director of Demeter-USA (Reprinted from the Demeter USA website, http://www.demeter-usa.org/for-farmers/for-farmers-archive/biodynamic-cows.asp) Have you ever wondered why cows have horns…? It’s a most important question. What happens in the places where the hooves and the horns are growing? A locality is created where … Read more
This excerpt from the movie ‘The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner’ filmed by Jonathan Stedall, April – June 2011 explains what biodynamics really is.
Member Assembly 2020 The first Member Assembly as a new Federation has started June 22. We began by welcoming 9 new members from Malaysia, Ecuador, China, Uruguay, Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republic, Lithuania, Sri Lanka and Turkey. Welcome to the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International, now a federation of 47 member associations in total. To … Read more
Media release May 28, 2020 For pasture slaughtering, the farmer brings the animals with their familiar herd to a separate paddock with a raised platform, from where they can take aim at the animal to be slaughtered. Photo: Gabriela Müller The Federal Council gives the green light for farm and pasture slaughter. Farmer associations and the … Read more
Climate Protection Through Biodynamic Agriculture From scientific research in the DOK study in Therwil, Switzerland, it is known that biodynamics is the most sustainable form of agriculture. This long-term study has been comparing biodynamic (D), organic (O) and conventional (K) agriculture for 40 years and is jointly run and funded by the FiBL (Research Institute … Read more
Biodynamic Research Biodynamic research is research into the Biodynamic method of agriculture. Motivated to improve Biodynamic agriculture and deepen the understanding of it, independent research facilities emerged decades ago e.g. in 1950, the Institute for Biodynamic Research in Germany (www.forschungsring.de) was founded. They were at the same time, the first research institutions of organic farming. In some European … Read more