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Sustainable since the beginning

Holle was the first Demeter manufacturer of baby foods, and today more than half (60%) of our products carry the Demeter seal - an accomplishment we are immensely proud of.

 

We know however that while many are familiar with the benefits of being ‘organic,’ the term ‘Demeter’ isn’t as widely known in the U.S.

 

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.

Sustainability has been a key value at Holle since our start in 1933, and it is our promise to you that we will continue to offer healthy products that not only taste good, but also have the least amount of impact on the environment as possible.
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