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Bio-dynamic Farming and Nutrition

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    June 4, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

    In this day and age, many of us long to know more about where our food comes from and how it is grown – is it organic or not, which fertilizers or pesticides are they using, where is the farm located and so forth. Bio-dynamic is yet another certification that is believed to go beyond organic and other green agricultural methods.

     

    Bio-dynamic Farming

    Bio-dynamic farming/agriculture is “an ecological farming approach that views each farm as a living organism. The health and well-being of the farm animals, the farmer, the farm and the Earth are all viewed as integral parts that make up the whole”.

     

    How Bio-dynamic farming differs from other agricultural practices

    Unlike organic farming it not only aims to avoid harming the environment but also, strives to create a sustainable, diversified and balanced ecosystem in a holistic manner to promote health and fertility.

    In order to achieve these objectives, biodynamic farmers

    • do not use any synthetic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or genetically modified material,
    • emphasize on specific, farm-made solutions for pest control, soil health and fertility,
    • try to reduce the volume of imported materials and to nurture the potential of the farm’s own resources, which include water and biodiversity,
    • set aside at least 10% of their land for biodiversity.

     


    This post was edited by HRW Admin at November 12, 2020 4:31 AM EST