The Adolf Hoops Society (Adolf-Hoops-Gesellschaft mbH) is the editor of the Biocyclic Vegan Standard and the owner of the Biocyclic Vegan Quality Seal. It is a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to disseminate the biocyclic idea according to Adolf Hoops and Dr. agr. Johannes Eisenbach in the context of biocyclic vegan agriculture.
The Adolf Hoops Society is significantly involved in the further development of the Biocyclic Vegan Standard through the Standard Commission which is composed of renowned organisations and experts from different sectors such as ecology, agriculture, science, animal rights, certification, ethics and consumer advocacy.
It also constitutes the central coordination point for the International Biocyclic Vegan Network.
The Adolf Hoops Society was founded by the authors of the Biocyclic Vegan Standard and previous owners of the Biocyclic Vegan Quality Seal, Dr. agr. Johannes Eisenbach, Arne Hoops and Axel Anders, with the aim to transfer their private rights to a neutral legal entity which as a custodian of the biocyclic idea is capable to guarantee its implementation and further development in the long-term.
It is named after the pioneer in organic farming Adolf Hoops (1932-1999) who in his organic operation “Biomodell Walsrode” in Northern Germany developed the principles of biocyclic farming and by this laid the foundation for the Biocyclic Vegan Standard.
All rights regarding the use of the standard and the logo are presently administered by BNS Biocyclic Network Services Ltd. on behalf of the Adolf Hoops Society and within the framework of a license agreement. Under this agreement, BNS Biocyclic Network Services Ltd. is responsible for the operational implementation of the ideals of the Adolf Hoops Society.
The Adolf Hoops Society is based in Berlin, Germany.
1932 – 1999
Arne Hoops, Axel Anders, Dr. Johannes Eisenbach