Biocyclic Vegan

Biocyclic Vegan

The Biocyclic Vegan Standard is a new global standard for biocyclic vegan agriculture and has been part of the IFOAM Family of Standards since 2017. Biocyclic vegan agriculture means purely plant-based organic farming. This form of cultivation excludes all commercial livestock farming and slaughtering of animals and does not use any inputs of animal origin. Special emphasis is placed on the promotion of biodiversity, healthy soil life, the closure of organic cycles and on systematic humus build-up. The Biocyclic Vegan Standard is revised by the Berlin based Adolf Hoops Society (Adolf-Hoops-Gesellschaft GmbH) who is also the owner of the Biocyclic Vegan Quality Label.

Benefit to customer

Our farmers do not use fertilisers, manure (solid manure, slurry etc.), or other substances from animal excrements, or parts of the animal body. In addition, the use of products such as feathers, bone and hair meal, horn shavings, blood etc. is prohibited in biocyclic vegan agriculture. Instead, soil fertility is achieved by using plant and mineral inputs such as green manure (e.g. legumes, clover), compost and humus soil, fermentation substrates or other plant based fertilisation techniques.

Principles

The Biocyclic Vegan Standard is based on the fundamental insights determined by the German pioneer of organic farming Adolf Hoops (1932-1999) regarding cultivation techniques and social-ecological matters.

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