BIO­DY­NAMIC CER­TI­FI­CA­TION

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There is a con­fus­ing ar­ray of cer­ti­fi­ca­tions for bio­dy­namic prod­ucts. Be­low are the main ones to look out for to get your money’s worth: BDIH – The seal BDIH “Cer­ti­fied Nat­u­ral Cos­met­ics” means made from nat­u­ral raw ma­te­ri­als, herbal ex­tracts, es­sen­tial oils from “con­trolled” bi­o­log­i­cal cul­ti­va­tion or “con­trolled” bi­o­log­i­cal wild col­lec­tion. Deme­ter – A world­wide bio­dy­namic cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme sup­ported by The Bio Dy­namic Farm­ing and Agri­cul­ture As­so­ci­a­tion of New Zealand. NATRUE – Set up in 2007 by in­ter­na­tional nat­u­ral cos­metic com­pa­nies, it is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­motes and lob­bies for nat­u­ral and or­ganic cos­metic com­pa­nies. El­e­ment has bio­dy­namic prizes up for grabs. Win sam­ple prod­ucts from Dr Hauschka, Jurlique or Weleda. To en­ter, visit el­e­ment­magazine.co.nz to sign up for the weekly e-news­let­ter and go into the draw. Who was Dr Ru­dolf Steiner? You may have heard of him through the Steiner school sys­tem de­vel­oped from his teach­ings. Dr Steiner was a philoso­pher, nat­u­ral sci­en­tist and so­cial the­o­rist who pi­o­neered the con­cept of bio­dy­namic farm­ing in the 1920s as part of the An­thro­po­soph­i­cal move­ment he also founded.

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