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Biodynamic Food

The concept of biodynamic food grew out of some lectures on nutrition given by the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) in 1924 and developed during the 20th century by others interested in the potential of his ideas. In common with his other “anthroposophist” theories that depend on innate human wisdom operating in conjunction with cosmic forces, Steiner took a holistic approach to the question of food. This means that the concept of biodynamic food not only encompasses practical, physical aspects like agricultural practices and dietary composition but also considers these in the context of the spiritual realm. As a result, biodynamic food can be seen not simply as a particular type of produce but as containing the potential for a complete way of living and ...

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