Biodynamic agriculture: the origins
Rudolf Steiner, founder of Steiner medicine and Waldorf education, gave life to Biodynamics in 1924 - he wanted to set farmers free from chemical products in fertilisation and plant protection. The biodynamic agriculture movement, spread today throughout the world, works to guarantee the decontamination of the Earth and the renewal of agriculture, according to several objectives:
- Keep the land fertile from one cultivation to the next
- Keep plants healthy without using any chemical substances
- Produce ingredients rich in active ingredients and nutrients
The biodynamic method is the purest and cleanest type of cultivation: free of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and synthetic fertilisers used in conventional agriculture, it allows obtaining the most concentrated and effective active ingredients, in respect of the ecosystem.
It is only from healthy, vital soil that the strongest plants, herbs and fruits richest in antioxidants and active ingredients can grow. Exploited with intensive farming and loaded with toxic substances, the clumps of soil often lose vitality and energy, becoming depleted of nutrients and minerals.