In defence of biodynamics
I WRITE IN response to Chris Batchelder’s dismissal of biodynamic winemaking as ‘claptrap’ (‘letters’, July). This approach is based on the lunar cycle. The lunar effect on tides is scientifically proven. Plants are made almost 70% from water (sap), as are humans. There is nothing superstitious here – just an awareness of nature’s power to combat disease pressures via natural treatments.
Today some of the world’s most famous wineries use biodynamic grape-growing methods. Their outstanding achievements are certainly not ‘claptrap’. We need to be open minded with a strong backbone of knowledge to evaluate and appreciate the benefits of biodynamic grape-growing methods. Irony and sarcasm have no place in discussions about biodynamic methods of agriculture. Marios Nektarios Bileris, by email