Demeter - What is it?



What is Demeter?

You may have noticed that many products in the HOLLE organic baby food range as well as in the MOGLi organic snacks for kids range carry the Demeter label. But what exactly does Demeter stand for?

Demeter is a worldwide certification system, used to verify to the consumers in over 50 countries that food or product has been produced by biodynamic methods. All HOLLE baby foods, as well as MOGLi snack for kids, are certified organic. However, Demeter is an additional certification that guarantees even higher quality levels in growing and processing foods. Only products which meet the stringent and far-reaching quality of certified biodynamic farming can carry the Demeter label. 

For the production of its baby food, HOLLE and MOGLi use biodynamically produced ingredients from Demeter-certified agriculture wherever possible. Using the best raw materials from strictly controlled agriculture, HOLLE and MOGLi ensure the best possible product safety from the start. This is illustrated by the Demeter logo and the EU-Eco logo on the packaging.

More about biodynamic agriculture…

Biodynamic agriculture is a comprehensive approach to farming established in the late 1920s by Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Demeter standards not only exclude the use of synthetic fertilizers and other chemicals in food production and artificial additives during processing, but they also require very specific measures such as applying herbal preparations to the land to strengthen the life processes in soil and food.

Biodynamic agriculture views a farm as a living organism with its own natural cycle – a consequence of this is that each biodynamic farm will only raise the number of animals that the farmland can naturally support. There is no intensive farming in biodynamic agriculture and there is a high degree of traceability in biodynamic farming that cannot be equaled.

When biodynamic farming is put together with gentle food processing methods that respect and work with the raw ingredients, the result is baby food that not only has the best possible pedigree but tastes simply delicious.

On all HOLLE and MOGLi products, you can find a reference code for the inspection body that confirms their continuous care and transparency – from the raw materials supply and processing to the finished baby food product. 

To learn more about the biodynamic agriculture please read this amazing article from Soin de la Terre, a biodynamic research organization in France.


Below are examples of a wide array of products from HOLLE & MOGLi that carry the Demeter label. Click on any of them to learn more.

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