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Dr Konhaus comments on the rise of organic agriculture around the world in light of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture
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16 September 2007
Dr John Konhaus, Raja of Southwest Vedic America for the Global Country of World Peace, commented recently on the increasing interest in and production of organic food in different parts of the world, as an expression of rising global invincibility through Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes.
Dr Konhaus noted especially that the increasing demand for organic food globally is an effect of rising purity and coherence in collective consciousness that Maharishi has created through his programme of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture over the last 15 years. All of the groups around the world that are developing Vedic Organic Agriculture projects and farms have, through their daily group practice of Maharishi's Technologies of Consciousness, produced an 'enlivenment from the field of consciousness' of the desire for pure food in world consciousness.
'Pure food is the most important medicine that we get from the Vedic Tradition of Agriculture', Dr Konhaus said, 'and good food alone will balance the physiology and make sure that it remains healthy.' He said that once the population appreciates the value of pure food, they want to buy it. This new market gives the farmers all the financial support they need to shift to organic agriculture and make it a way of life for themselves and their families.
A new book, The End of Food: Less Nutritious and More Toxic Food, is bringing the effects of conventional agriculture to the attention of the public. It dramatically points out that conventional food is raised solely for better shelf life and appearance—instead of the purity and nutritious values of the food—and reveals the detrimental effects that this type of food is having on our health.
The Guardian newspaper in England reported a few days ago that the head and teachers of an inner city school in Hackney, in London, realized that soft drinks and highly-coloured, processed sweets and snacks have had a detrimental effect on the attention span, ability to learn, and behaviour of the children. Dr Konhaus reported that 'now 60% of the food is fully organic, the food with additives has been removed, and the change in diet has created a noticeable change in the behaviour of the students, particularly right after lunch—the children are now more receptive and more settled.'
Retail sales of organic food in the United Kingdom reached over 2 billion pounds in 2006, representing a 22% increase over the previous year. The retail market there has grown an average of 27% over the last 10 years, making England the third largest market for organic food after Germany and Italy.
In Oslo, the Norwegian government recently convened a large conference of African farmers to discuss the status of agriculture in their country, and to address how African farmers could contribute more to food security and food sovereignty for the whole continent. The attendees determined that Africa needs sustainable organic agriculture that focuses on protecting the agricultural environment and food security by growing organically and locally. They all concluded that instead of more chemical fertilizers, African farmers needed more knowledge and training in the field of organic agriculture.
Dr Konhaus pointed out that, 'Maharishi has emphasized for years now that there are hundreds of millions of hectares of unused land in Africa that could be used to create world food security. And the conference concluded that in terms of bio-diversity and plant diversity, it is possible for Africa's farmers to grow almost all of the world's food crops because they have almost all of the world's climatic conditions for growing food'; and that 'Africa could not only produce enough food for itself, but it could feed much of the world's entire population.'
Dr Konhaus said, 'This is a beautiful conclusion supporting Maharishi's poverty-removal programme; and organic production is increasing all over Africa, . . . with growing interest in local production there.'
In conclusion, Dr Konhaus said that the Czech Republic, a growing leader in Eastern European organics, is expecting a 100% growth in organic production this year. The programme that the government is promoting there includes advertising in the press, information over the internet, and an estimated budget of about one million Euros, co-financed by the European Union for promotion of Organic Agriculture.
'So . . . something beautiful is happening all over the world, as a result of the dawning of coherence and invincibility from Maharishi's programmes.'
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