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Is Organic and Biodynamic the same thing?

The terms may appear to be very similar but they conceal some important differences between the two. Find out all about this in this new date with “Easy Bio”!

2016.04.21

The amount of care that we take with regard to how foods are grown and produced is playing an ever increasing role in our decision on what to purchase. That is why it is a good thing to know the difference between organic and biodynamic farming, give that these two worlds are indeed connected and complementary, but are by no means the same thing.

What do we mean by the term “organic”? The aim of organic farming is to impact as little as possible on the environment, to preserve biodiversity, to avoid the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers and to utilise only organic fertilisers so as to safeguard the soil and water resources and avoid polluting the planet. The advantages of organic production flow directly down into the products that come to market and then land up on our tables in that they retain the original nutritional properties and are processed in a healthier manner, as well as being seasonal.

So what does biodynamic farming have that organic farming doesn’t? There are in fact many similarities between organic farming and biodynamic farming, but their purposes differ. Indeed, the aim of biodynamic farming is to turn the farm into a self-sufficient organism that is able to regulate itself. The land is kept fertile thanks to the animals that feed on the very plants that they fertilised with their waste products and the resulting food products are consequently healthier and at their peak in terms of nutritional values.

Choosing to eat organic and biodynamic foods is not just a passing fad given that these types of farming have been practiced for millennia, providing man with the best produce that the land is able to offer.

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