Demeter Certification is the certification for biodynamic farming and food. Assessment is according to internationally agreed Demeter International Standards.These cover the scopes of: production, processing, bees, wine, textiles and cosmetics.
The UK Biodynamic Association is a full member of Demeter International which is an international network of independent biodynamic certification bodies. Changes and additions to the Standards are considered and agreed by means of an annual Members Assembly.
The basis of the Standards are the principles of biodynamic farming and food as inspired by the Agriculture Course given by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. They also fully comply with the EU Organic Regulations 834/2007 or equivalent in a member country.
Demeter certified food comes from biodynamic farming, which is: