Who’s behind it:

Demeter (demeter-usa.org), a nonprofit organization that has certified biodynamic food since 1985.

What it means:

*Farms don’t use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.

*The certified product met the same 3-year transition requirement as the NOP for certified organic farming.

*The farm is managed as though it were a living organism, so the entire farm is certified biodynamic rather than just a particular crop.

*There is minimal product manipulation and the use of few imported materials.

*Demeter inspectors annually ensure products and farms meet the processing and farming standards required to use the terms Biodynamic, Demeter, and Demeter Certified Biodynamic.

Look for it on:

Produce, coffee, tea, cosmetics, personal care, meat, poultry, processed products, herbs, spices, and wine.