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November 30, 2002

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Natural Law-Based Institute Now Certifies
USDA Organic and Vedic Organic Food

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute Promotes Organic and Vedic Organic Agriculture to Improve Health and Alleviate Poverty Worldwide

USDA Organic and Maharishi Vedic Organic Certification

The Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy has good news for everyone interested in food safety, purity, and natural, sustainable agriculture.

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute (MVOAI; see http://www.mvoai.org), a natural law-based organization, has joined an exclusive group of companies that have been accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as organic certifiers under the new National Organic Program. MVOAI combines the best of traditional organic agriculture with natural law-based agriculture, Vedic Agriculture, and provides an opportunity to enjoy food that is lively in the full intelligence of natural law.

As some of you may know, beginning October 21, 2002, only USDA certified farmers and processors can use the word organic on any food product. MVOAI is now accredited to offer two options: standard USDA Organic certification, and the “additional label claim” of Maharishi Vedic Organic. Both options allow for the use of the new USDA Organic seal on organic products.

Under the new law, MVOAI certification is accepted for any organic products sold either in the USA or in Japan. And, since MVOAI is also ISO 65 accredited and has affiliated organizations in Europe, it can also offer certification for the EU as well.

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture opens a new dimension in agriculture, capable of providing food that is both pure and vital, food that is lively in the full range of natural law, food that can create health, peace, harmony and vitality in anyone lucky enough to enjoy it.

Alleviating Poverty in Third World Countries Through Vedic Organic Agriculture

In addition, MVOAI’s natural law-based approach to agriculture provides a promising new solution to alleviate poverty in third-world countries through sustainable agriculture. MVOAI Teacher Training Courses in Vedic Organic Agriculture and Farm Cooperative Management will provide trained teachers who will create thousands of self-sufficient farmers growing life-nourishing, GMO-free crops for their own nations and for export to the wealthy consumer nations. This will create health and financial strength on both sides of the poverty barrier (see background information below).

Be Part of the Solution: Get Certified, Get Involved, or Contribute

The Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy feels that Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute is an excellent channel to bring much needed improvements in agriculture. If you are tired of the problem, here is a solution. We congratulate MVOAI for its USDA accreditation and world-class training programs and encourage all supporters of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy who are involved in organic agriculture to take advantage of this new certification and organic training opportunity.

If you have a need for organic certification or have friends who do, or if you want to know more about MVOAI, its educational programs, and how you can get involved, please visit the appropriate sections of the MVOAI website at:

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute:

http://www.mvoai.org

The website provides an in-depth discussion of MVOAI educational principles and programs and all the certification materials you need if certification is your goal. An MVOAI background summary is provided below.

You can also contact MVOAI with any questions at:

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute
1852 Crystal Springs Lane
Maharishi Vedic City, Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Tel: 641-472-4442 • Fax: 641-472-2551
Email: vedicagriculture@maharishi.net
(preferred method of communication)

We invite you to become involved through certification, organic education, volunteering or making a financial contribution. We are certain that you will be happy you did.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Agriculture in Accord with Natural Law. The Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute has been founded to re-enliven natural law in the profession of agriculture. The Institute recognizes that the missing element in agriculture today is the complete knowledge of natural law. More specifically, what is missing is the understanding of the relationship between the consciousness of the farmer and the laws of nature at the basis of farming.

Modern agricultural science is nearly blind to the vital relationship between human awareness and natural law. It is thus unable to enliven the totality of natural law in the farmer’s mind, physiology, and behavior. It is the enlivenment of natural law alone that brings the full support of nature in agriculture, resulting in vitality and balance in the crops, in the environment, and in the farmer. As a result of its incomplete approach, modern agriculture creates unhealthy food, a compromised environment, and high levels of risk and financial uncertainty for the farmer.

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture is the timely answer to the dangerous problems associated with modern agriculture. It applies the most advanced, thoroughly tested techniques of organic farming along with the Maharishi Vedic Technologies of Consciousness and Maharishi Vedic Farming procedures to enliven the natural creative intelligence responsible for plant growth. In so doing, it promotes the production of food that far exceeds today’s highest organic standards in vitality, nutrient value and purity.

Food grown in this manner will support health and the development of higher consciousness in the whole society (in contrast to the effects of modern agriculture that are quite the opposite of this) and will place the thinking and behavior of the whole population in an increasingly evolutionary, health-enhancing, life-supporting direction.

Poverty Reduction. A fundamental benefit of the introduction of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture will be the reduction of poverty in the developing countries of the world. The Institute’s branches around the world will provide poor farmers with the knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture, and the opportunity to grow the highest quality Vedic organic food on unpolluted lands for export to the wealthy, consumer nations. This process will create lush, environmentally friendly oases, which will benefit the health and prosperity of the farmer, his nation, and the world. In this way, Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture will provide healthy, nourishing food for the richer nations while improving nutrition and dramatically advancing the economies of the poorer ones.

Maharishi has provided the perfect and complete knowledge of Vedic agriculture in its totality. This knowledge is comprehensive and available. Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute will support farmers everywhere to leave behind the exploitive practices of GMO and chemical based agriculture and to nourish their families, the environment, their nation, and the whole world with pure organic and Maharishi Vedic Organic food. Maharishi's Vedic Agriculture projects are small islands of World Peace, rapidly growing to encircle the world with a peaceful influence.

MVOAI: Making a Difference in a Positive Way

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute is working daily to create a new paradigm in agriculture. Knowledge has organizing power, and MVOAI is sharing its knowledge with farmers around the world, especially those who work under the burden of poverty. It is a great joy to help in any way with this endeavor. We invite you to become involved.


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