So you might be wondering, why does the Demeter Biodynamic Certification matter?
In ancient Greek religion and mythology Demeter was the goddess of the harvest and presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. Today, it’s a certification for biodynamic farming, the highest standard internationally for holistic, ecological, and ethical practices. It takes organic farming one step further.
According to the International Demeter Association:
A comprehensive verification process insures strict compliance with the International Demeter Biodynamic 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 also ensures the highest animal husbandry standards are met. Demeter farmers raise their animals in a uniquely humane and caring environment, which includes not removing their cows’ horns - a painful procedure for the animal. Horns are involved in a cow's digestive process, and retaining them has an impact on the composition of the cow's milk, including levels of vitamin E, beta carotene, and valuable omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
The result: Demeter-raised cows produce wholesome and tasty milk - the ideal base for Holle Cow Milk Toddler Drinks.
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