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Biodynamic Agriculture

Definition:

Based on the work of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, this method of farming is rooted in a holistic understanding of nature. It involves treating the farm and the soil as living organisms that need to be nourished and replenished, as well as used for their resources.

Example of Biodynamic Agriculture:

Industrial farming in our food production is going against our earth’s natural systems, therefore producing much negative repercussion for the environment. However, the practice of biodynamic agriculture counters the damages by treating the health of the farm and the soil as living organisms that are as important as the productivity of the crops itself.
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