Today I want to address something troubling me. Lately I’ve been seeing the words « vegan » and « biodynamic » paired up more and more often. If you are even familiar with the latter term you probably associate it with fancy wine. It is also becoming a popular growing method for the veggies served in numerous vegetarian and vegan restaurants, but if told the things biodynamics actually involves many vegans would do a spit-take.
Biodynamics was developed by Rudolf Steiner, also founder of the spiritual philosophy Anthroposophy, in a 1924 series of lectures to farmers concerned about soil and crop degradation. While it shares some principles (and controversy) in common with organic farming, Steiner said there were « spiritual shortcomings in the whole chemical approach to farming », it goes far beyond it. I mean it’s really way out there.
In those lectures Steiner describes a system of agriculture involving potions, rituals…
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