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12 benefits of biodynamic farming The year 2024 marks the celebration of the 100 years anniversay of biodynamic farming. For hundred years biodynamic and Demeter farmers have contributed to the…
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World Biodynamic Day
100 Years of Biodynamic Agriculture   As we celebrate one hundred years of biodynamic farming, world biodynamic day is a moment to look back at the beginnings and have a…
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We are hiring!
Market and Value Chain Development If you are passionate about authentic food products and sustainability, want to contribute to food systems change, love international environments and working in small, but highly dynamic…
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Biodiversity
12 benefits of biodynamic farming The 100 years celebration of biodynamic farming is in full swing! In light of this special anniversary, a specific benefit of biodynamic farming is highlighted…
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Parliament vote on the EU seed law
Press release   The Biodynamic Federation Demeter International, representing the biodynamic farming movement worldwide as part of the organic sector, welcomes the outcome of today’s plenary vote of the European…
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African Biodynamic Conference
A century of inspiration, growth and transformation   The Egyptian Biodynamic Association is launching the first African Biodynamic Conference from May 10 to 12 taking place in Egypt close to…
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Healthy plants
12 benefits of biodynamic farming To celebrate the 100 years celebration of biodynamic farming throughout 2024, a specific benefit of biodynamic farming is highlighted every month to show how biodynamic…
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Living and fertile soils
12 benefits of biodynamic farming In light of the 100 years celebration of biodynamic farming, it’s time to unveil our next monthly benefit: ‘Living and fertile soils‘. Each month throughout…
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Biofach 2024: 100 Years of Biodynamic Farming
Press release At Biofach this year the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International celebrates 100 years of biodynamic farming. This is an opportunity to reflect on the beginnings of the movement, on…
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Working in harmony with nature
12 benefits of biodynamic farming The 100 years celebration of biodynamic farming is in full swing and with it we celebrate the global contribution of biodynamic farming towards environmental and…
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New Communication and Policy Intern
Looking for our new intern! About us The Biodynamic Federation Demeter International is an umbrella organisation of 48 member organisations dedicated to biodynamic agriculture, active in 36 countries all over…
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Regenerative and self-sufficient
12 benefits of biodynamic farming This year we celebrate the 100 years of biodynamic farming’s global contribution toward environmental and social sustainability. Biodynamic farming is contributing in many ways to…
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World Soil Day
Soil and water: a source of life The survival of our planet is dependant on the interconnectedness of soil and water. This invisible universe beneath our feet plays an immensely…
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Turning fashion into a climate solution
TEDx Talk with Arizona Muse Arizona Muse, model, sustainable fashion advocate, climate activist, and founder of Dirt Charity, sheds light on the environmental impact of the fashion supply chain in…
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Keep GM food regulated and labelled
Tell our politicians to maintain our freedom of choice! The European Parliament is debating a new law for new GMOs without prior safety checks, mandatory traceability and labelling on the…
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COP28 – Future Economy Forum
Presence of SEKEM and the Egyptian Biodynamic Association   The next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is coming up! It will take place from 30 November to 12 December…
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New GMOs: Old claims and false promises
Briefing paper – Proposal on new genomic techniques   Under the current EU legislative framework, all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are subject to mandatory risk assessment, traceability, and labelling. These…
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EU Commission Proposal on New GMOs
Corporate interests trump freedom of choice and biosafety Press release   With today’s legislative proposal on new genomic techniques (NGTs), the European Commission decided to dismantle the EU’s current GMO…
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World Biodynamic Day
Farmers show us the way to make a difference This year’s World Biodynamic Day has special significance as we will celebrate the hundred years of the ‘Agriculture Course’ by Steiner…
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Keep new GMOs regulated
300+ organisations call on the European Commission to maintain new GMOs tested and labelled   Frans Timmermans, the vice-president of the European Commission will be present today in the European…
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We are hiring!
Looking for our new Executive Director The Biodynamic Federation Demeter International is an umbrella organisation of 48 member organisations dedicated to biodynamic agriculture, active in 36 countries all over the…
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International Mother Earth Day
Invest in our planet International Mother Earth Day has been celebrated every year since 1970. It is not so much about celebrating the Earth than about reminding ourselves to step…
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Pathways for sustainable food
Envisioning the future of our livestock system Pathways is a 5-year (2021-2026), EU Horizon 2020 project, contributing to the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, at the heart of the European…
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Join us at the Biofach 2023
The Federation at the Biofach 2023   The Federation will be present again at the upcoming Biofach – the Worlds leading trade fair for organic food –  from February 14…
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International Green Week
Sustainable services of biodynamic farming The International Green Week Berlin (IGW) is one of the most traditional trade fairs nationwide for food, agriculture and horticulture, and one of the best-known…
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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
Spreading Awareness, Stopping Resistance Last year’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) put forth high ambitions in the global fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) with the motto ‘Spreading Awareness, Stopping Resistance’.…
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Departure of a Great Man
Mr. Senarath Yatigammana Former President of the Biodynamic Association of Sri Lanka (BDASL) Mr. Yatigammana was born on 29th October 1965, in the cultural city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. The…
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Asian Pacific Biodynamic Conference
About the Conference The Biodynamic Federation Demeter International and the Section of Agriculture at the Goetheanum are pleased to invite you to the 2022 Asian Pacific Biodynamic Conference.  The Conference…
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We are hiring!
Administrative and Accounting Assistant Are you the one we are looking for?   Working with and for values: to care for the Earth through respectful and living agriculture, regenerate ecosystems,…
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Biofach – Summer Edition 2022
Finally back at the Biofach! A Summer edition of the Biofach took place from July 26 to 29, a first as the Biofach usually takes place in February but needed…
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World Biodynamic Day
Reinventing ourselves in the rhythm of nature It is a challenging task to engage in farming now with all the connected environmental, economic, and societal issues we face. This is…
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World Bee Day
Save the bees with organic and biodynamic farming Insects are an integral part of our ecosystem: honeybees, along with other insects, are intimately connected to food production. They play a…
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Demeter Wineries Worldwide
Exquisite Demeter certified wines from more than 20 countries Demeter winegrowers will be presenting their products in Hall 5 at ProWein 2022 in Duesseldorf from 15 to 17 May 2022.…
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International Earth Day 2022
Healing our Earth through agriculture   For the celebration of International Earth Day, let’s take a moment to step back from our daily businesses and re-focus on the bigger picture:…
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Chick culling
Let’s give a future to male chicks! The highly controversial and unethical practice of chick culling is currently high on the agenda and will hopefully lead to a much-needed change…
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Donate for farm in Ukraine
Appeal for donations – Ukraine   It is difficult to find words in view of the current situation. These days, thousands of people are fleeing due to the war, especially…
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Pesticide-free Agriculture
Joint statement on the revision of the sustainable use of pesticides directive The European Commission started to revise its rules on the sustainable use of pesticides (SUD) in the framework…
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Arizona Muse brings Biodynamics to the table
Regeneration of the earth through biodynamic farming Activist Arizona Muse speaks out for Biodynamic Farming as a solution to climate change Today we’re with Arizona Muse, founder of DIRT.Charity and…
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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
Why we must start addressing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by pursuing biodynamic health-oriented livestock systems that put animal welfare at their core This year’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is about…
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COP26 – Why agriculture matters
Sustainable agriculture is vital for successful climate action As the COP26 negotiations take place, it is essential to consider the significant role the current intensive agricultural sector plays in contributing…
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Popularity of Demeter bananas
Fruit from biodynamic farming on the rise What makes Demeter bananas so special? Demeter bananas are different from all other bananas on the market, because they stand for more than…
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Raise your voice for a GMO-free agriculture
Give your feedback to the European Commission’s consultation on new GMOs! With the publication of its working document on “new genomic techniques”, the European Commission has opened the debate again…
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Launch of EU Organic Day
Making organic farming mainstream The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission are signing today a Joint Declaration to celebrate the European Organic Day every…
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Sustainable livestock-based food systems
Horizon 2020 project PATHWAYS will develop sustainable food systems to support Europe’s Farm-to-Fork strategy Transforming Europe’s food system to meet the EU Green Deal goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral…
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Animal Welfare
Animal welfare: our priority Essential part of biodynamic farming Animals, especially cows, play a central role in the farm organism. How come? Cattle in particular are essential, as they provide…
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GMO-free Agriculture
#NoGMO The Biodynamic Federation Demeter International stands for a GMO-free agriculture and strongly opposes the new generation of GMOs. The Federation has always taken clear stand for a GMO-free agriculture…
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Demeter quality soil fertility
Climate Action through Agriculture
Our precious planet Climate Change is one of the biggest challenges we as a species face today. Unless we drastically change the way we live, eat and manage our precious…
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Biodiversity is priceless
More biodiversity: how biodynamic farming increases the diversity on our fields Biodynamic farming understands the mutual interdependencies in the ecosystem and collaborates with all of nature’s stakeholders. Biodiversity is essential…
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End the Cage Age
Civil society backs promised EU end to cages in farming Together with civil society groups campaigning on environmental protection, public health, sustainable food and farming, rural livelihoods and citizens’ interests, we…
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Europe needs more farmers
Open letter : Europe needs more farmers International Day of Peasant Struggles – 17 April 2021 17 April marks the 25th International Day of Peasant Struggles during which we commemorate…
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Demeter Soil fertility
Soilconnection
Soil is the basis for our food We need to protect our soils better! So that more people learn why this is so important, we at Demeter have started the…
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Regulation of new GMOs
Civil society, farmers and business organizations: Vice-President Timmermans, don’t deregulate GM crops & animals Open letter: Regulation of new GMOs Together with 161 other civil society, farmers and business organisations,…
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Agroecology – a respectful approach
An agroecological approach to shape policies and transform food systems Together with 25+ organisations, the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International participated in a joint policy paper insisting on the importance to take into…
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On-farm slaughter
An innovative solution to enhance animal welfare and develop local markets Position paper Given the increasing difficulty for farmers to find slaughterhouses close to their farm, which directly impacts the farmer’s…
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Demeter quality Soil fertility, biodiversity, earthworm
World Soil Day
Connecting humans with soil: time to return to the ground World Soil Day is a day to remember the importance of the soil we are living on. We cannot live…
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Healing the world through agriculture
Human development and care for nature are at the heart of biodynamic farming The Biodynamic Federation Demeter International is launching a new film clip presenting the true values of biodynamic…
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EU: Lacking courage
Another failed vote on the CAP towards a sustainable future This week Brussels finally took a decision about the future of EU food and farming policies as both agriculture ministers…
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