A recent article in a mainstream British newspaper has given favourable coverage to the controversial practice of biodynamic agriculture. Based on lectures given by esoteric philosopher Rudolf Steiner, the biodynamic farm is conceived of as a holistic self-regulating entity. While sharing many of the principles of organic farming, biodynamic farmers also seek to acknowledge and harness elemental and celestial influences. Practitioners claim to produce tastier, more nutritious crops, while also improving soil quality and regional biodiversity.
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