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The Demeter Biodynamic Standard

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As the first Demeter manufacturer of baby foods, Holle has always been closely linked to biodynamic agriculture. Approximately 80% of Holle products carry the Demeter seal, the highest standard internationally for holistic, ecological, and ethical practices that take organic farming one step further. 

Holle foods that bear the Demeter seal are cultivated in accordance with biodynamic guidelines. They are produced in harmony with nature. Through the absence of herbicides and chemical and synthetic pesticides, an average of one-third more species can be found than on conventionally cultivated land.

Demeter farmers also focus on the holistic quality of their products and raise their animals in a uniquely humane and caring environment. This 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 milk formulations.

*Holle dairy & goat milk drinks sold in the USA are not certified organic or Demeter.  While meeting EU Organic standards these dairy products do not meet NOP regulations, and at this time, we cannot label them as being EU Organic or USDA Organic.  To learn more about NOP follow this link:

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