Isis Biodynamic® Launches Biodynamic Whole Wheat Flour Available nationwide in the U.S.
Hearty, Biodynamic, Organic and NON-GMO Whole Wheat Flour to hit Whole Foods Market® Shelves
SANDY HOOK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Isis Biodynamic, a mother-daughter run company named after the ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom, medicine and agriculture is proud to announce the launch of Isis Biodynamic Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour – the first nationally available certified Biodynamic whole wheat flour on the market -- exclusively at Whole Foods Market nationwide. The flour is made with Biodynamic Hard Red Spring Wheat grown in rich soil upon the beautiful Northern Plains of North Dakota. The cleaned wheat is then carefully stone ground at Isis’s Demeter-certified flour mill in Freeport, Minn.
“Together we developed this product in less than a year, which is a huge testament to Isis’s dedication and passion and to our commitment to helping our suppliers deliver products that shoppers have never seen before.”
“We truly believe in Biodynamic farming and really see a shift in consumers wanting to know where their food is grown and how their food is processed, even so far as to develop a relationship with the farmer,” said Jessica Rockwell, partner in the Isis Biodynamic Team. “We are transparent with where our product comes from and how it is processed. That is why we are ecstatic to partner with Whole Foods Market and think it’s a great time for people to be introduced to Biodynamic farming and our flour.”
“Our whole-wheat flour is slowly and carefully stone ground at low temperatures so that it retains all of the natural, nutritional and energetic properties, which are significantly diminished when wheat is heated to high temperatures in other types of milling processes,” said Lynda Rockwell, partner in the Isis Biodynamic Team. “The flour has not been sifted or altered in any way. Because the flour is not sifted, the consumer receives the full benefit of the entire wheat kernel, including the bran, germ and endosperm. This creates hearty and rustic flour with a whole wheat flavor that we are very proud of.”
Fred Kirschenmann, the farmer who produces the wheat for the new flour, has been a certified Biodynamic Farmer for over 31 years, never using pesticides or chemicals on his farmland. Instead, he utilizes crop rotations, composting and Biodynamic farming practices to enrich the land and keep crops healthy. Fred is constantly paying attention to the inner workings of nature and adjusting his approaches for optimum soil health, which translates into the health and quality of our wheat.
The Demeter certification process is very strict. In order to be considered for Demeter certification you must also qualify for organic certification. Demeter also requires that the entire farm be certified versus a portion of the farm, which is allowed in organic certification. Ten percent of the land must be set aside in biodiversity, for example wetlands, woodlands & conservation reserves. Inputs needed for the farm’s fertility must come from within the farm rather then being imported from the outside. The goal of the farm is to become as self-sufficient as possible: able to create and maintain its health and vitality from the farm system itself. Demeter has a zero tolerance policy for Genetically Modified Organisms. There are sixteen processing standards in all, and a processed product must not only be made with Biodynamic ingredients, it must also be made in a way that meets these stringent standards. The goal with all the processing standards is to allow the integrity of the ingredients to define the finished product, delivering food that is delicious and nutritious.
“Developing and launching the first-ever Biodynamic certified whole wheat flour on the market is a tremendous achievement, and proof that you don’t need to be a large brand to innovate with Whole Foods Market,” said Dwight Richmond, Global Grocery Product Coordinator for Whole Foods Market. “Together we developed this product in less than a year, which is a huge testament to Isis’s dedication and passion and to our commitment to helping our suppliers deliver products that shoppers have never seen before.”
Isis Biodynamic Whole Wheat Flour is now available exclusively in Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. For more information please visit www.isisbiodynamic.com and www.facebook.com/isisbiodynamic. Also follow us on Instagram and Pinterest.
ABOUT ISIS BIODYNAMIC
Founded in 2013, Isis Biodynamic offers the first Biodynamic Whole Wheat Flour to be available in retail form nationwide. Isis Biodynamic is named after the ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom, medicine and agriculture. Isis spent time among her people teaching women how to grind wheat and make bread, spin flax and weave cloth. She also taught her people reading and agriculture. Isis Biodynamic is a mother-daughter team consisting of Lynda and Jessica Rockwell, who believe in healing the earth through agriculture. The mission of Isis Biodynamic is to preserve nutrition through sustainable Biodynamic farming practices while nourishing the mind, body and spirit. We are committed to upholding this mission while being kind to the earth and doing so through ethically sound practices. Isis Biodynamic uses packaging that is 100% recyclable and traceable by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. www.isisbiodynamic.com