NOT ONLY ORGANIC, BUT MUCH MORE WITH DEMETER… WHY HOLLE ORGANIC?
The components in baby foods (Protein, Fat, Carbohydrate, Vitamin, Mineral etc.) must fit Codex standards. Baby foods are produced and marketed by these standards all over the world. Holle makes a difference with its quality of milk. Holle is Demeter certified as it uses biodynamic milk.WHAT IS DEMETER?
Mankind has to feed in order to survive and agricultural activities play a key role in this. With increasing population, search for new methods began in the 1950s for increased food production. To do so, the "Green Revolution" began with the use of chemicals and fertilizers and conventional production methods. However, the increase in production at this point, unfortunately, led to a decrease in food quality. People who consumed foods produced this way, suffered allergic reactions, diseases and had problems with their immune systems. Soil - water pollution also occurred due to over-cultivation, leading to further environmental problems
In 1924, the Austrian philosopher, pedagogue, architect, artist, natural sciences expert and founder of anthroposophy (esothoric science), Rudolf Steiner observed that as the quality of the seeds deteriorated with each passing day, so did the taste of food. He realised that with the current methods, agriculture cannot be done sustainably and in a healthy way for humans. Steiner prepared an eight-course training program for farmers to raise their awareness of sustainable agriculture and shared the practices of biodynamic agriculture. Four years later, in 1928, he established the foundations of Demeter with the cooperative he formed to gather these farmers under one roof. Today, Demeter International is an international certification that continues its activities with 52-member countries, without compromising in its aim of providing biodynamic products to the world at a much higher standard than organic production.
The Demeter certificate is issued only to products produced in farms with Biodynamic agriculture.
Biodynamic agriculture is one of the oldest approaches to organic agriculture and it is the most sustainable agricultural method. Each biodynamic product is also organic, although not every organic product is a biodynamic product. Biodynamic farming has more strict regulations than organic farming and requires the use of special preparations to add vitality and dynamism to the soil by increasing the energy density of the plant. All of these preparations which are used in very small doses are obtained from nature and contain no chemical and synthetic additives. In order to benefit from biodynamic preparations, application time and technique should be fine-tuned. When we compare biodynamic agriculture with organic, these are the following differences;
Biodynamic farms work on a system in which agriculture and animal husbandry are carried out together. While animal husbandry is not required in the EU organic regulations, it is obligatory for agricultural operations in biodynamic farms. The number of cattle, sheep and poultry to be raised per hectare is determined with lower and upper limits. It is essential to provide the necessary conditions of their natural environment to the animals. Taking the livestock to pastures or outdoors, breeding carried out with attention to the characteristics of the species, proper feeding with farm feed and natural breeding form the basis of animal husbandry in biodynamic farms.
In order to obtain the certification of these products as biodynamic, at least 90% of the ingredients must be in Demeter standards. In other words; 100% of the ingredients of Demeter certified products are organic and at least 90% are ingredients of Demeter criteria.
Unlike standard dairy farms, cattle raised in biodynamic farms are not dehorned.
Demeter cattle keep their horns because they are an important sensation and communication organ for animals and have great effects on digestion, metabolism and immunity. It was observed that animals with horns also choose grasses with high nutritional value to feed in pastures. For these reasons, it is not desirable for the animals to get stressed and the milk quality to decrease. The number of ruminant animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, horses, which should be housed in order to maintain and improve soil fertility in cultivated farms, are determined according to species per hectare. The animals must be fed with feeds produced within the biodynamic farm itself with a minimum of 2/3 of the annual consumption in accordance with Demeter standards and 100% of it with organic feeds. Conventional feeds are not allowed. 100% organic-biodynamic milk obtained from animals grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and antibiotics has high nutritional value, delicious and easy to digest structure, and low allergenicity.
HOLLE ORGANIC BABY MILK 1Attention!
Breast milk is the most natural and beneficial nutrition for your baby. It provides all the necessary nutrients and vitamins for your baby. In addition, the intense contact of babies during breastfeeding supports their sense of harmony and tranquillity. Therefore, WHO and Holle Baby Food recommend breastfeeding for the first 6 months. We recommend that you consult your doctor, midwife, nurse or health professional about the importance of breast milk. Holle Organic Baby Milk is a product that should only be used when breastfeeding is not possible and upon the recommendation of the authorized health care worker. To prevent damage to teeth, do not give your baby the nursing bottle as a pleasure tool. Pay special attention to dental hygiene from the arrival of the first tooth of your baby.
is an infant milk that can be used from birth until the end of the 6th month in consultation with your doctor in cases where breast milk cannot be given or is insufficient. Unless your doctor has a different recommendation, you can switch to Holle Organic Follow on Milk 2 after the 6th month.
Holle Baby Food is committed to offering products of consistent quality with the principle of sustainability with its large product range of 82. Holle Baby Food, in addition to its Organic certificate, is the only Demeter certified baby milk in the world (given to products that meet the "Biodynamic" production criteria that are subject to strict rules than the organic criteria) Every Biodynamic product is also organic. But not every organic product is a biodynamic product.