Demeter is the brand for products from Biodynamic Agriculture. Only strictly controlled and contractually bound partners are permitted to use the Brand. A comprehensive verification process insures strict compliance with the International Demeter Production and Processing Standards, as well as applicable organic regulations in the various countries; without a gap, through every step, from agricultural production to processing and final product packaging. 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. Demeter farmers and processors actively contribute toward the shaping of a future worth living for, creating healthy foods of distinctive tastes, truly “Foods with Character.” Demeter – the Brand you can trust in. (from the Demeter International website,

     Demeter Canada is a member of the Biodynamic Federation – Demeter International (BFDI) and currently applies their Standards. The Demeter International Standards that will be implemented for 2020 are now available:

DI_aquaculture stds Demeter Biodynamic 14-e-1
DI production stds Demeter Biodynamic 18-e
DI processing stds Demeter Biodynamic 18 – e
DI labelling stds Demeter Biodynamic 18-e
DI bee stds Demeter Biodynamic 18-e

If this is the first time that you are applying for Demeter Canada certification, the following document will help you navigate the process, also see Resources on this website:

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For more information, contact the Demeter Canada Administrator
Laurie McGregor, at 519-428-2891 or