Maharishi Vedic City has gone all natural. The town of about 200 in southeast Iowa has become the nation's first all-organic city, banning the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers within city limits in accordance with state and federal organic program standards. 

Acceptable products under federal guidelines include mulch for weed control, compost or manure to provide plant nutrients and certain soap-based formulas or biological controls for pests. The city banned the sale of non-organic food within city limits in 2003. The city's ordinance does not require homeowners to use organic materials in construction, but the design rules do require the use of as few toxic materials as possible. 

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Do you think organic cities are the wave of the future?
Maharishi Vedic City has gone all natural. The town of about 200 in southeast Iowa has become the nation`s first all-organic city, banning the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers within city limits in accordance with state and federal organic program standards.

Acceptable products under federal guidelines include mulch for weed control, compost or manure to provide plant nutrients and certain soap-based formulas or biological controls for pests. The city banned the sale of non-organic food within city limits in 2003. The city`s ordinance does not require homeowners to use organic materials in construction, but the design rules do require the use of as few toxic materials as possible.

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17 yrs ago - Friday 4/29/05 - 7:22:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, there are just too many big cities with huge populations for this to become the future
17 yrs ago - Friday 4/29/05 - 7:41:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, it seems like they would be boring.
17 yrs ago - Friday 4/29/05 - 8:40:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
It won't last.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 4/30/05 - 1:30:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I can't see this catching on. Maybe in Califonia, but thats about it.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/31/05 - 1:12:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Didnt know about this at all -
Sounds like a positive step in addressing some of the problems we face with chemical laden mass produced food and the toxins that are poured into the atmosphere and down drains. Excellent.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/31/05 - 1:17:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe once we have the ability to leave the planet or we've become like the future in movies, everything so mechanic and built on machines. But otherwise, I don't see this happening on a large scale.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/31/05 - 2:25:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I doubt it
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/3/05 - 4:12:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds so stupid to me. It will never take affect. That sounds like dictatorship, not freedom.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/3/05 - 7:02:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/29/2005 7:41:47 PM _CRYN_OUT_ wrote:
No, it seems like they would be boring.

Because you get off on using persticides and herbicides?

On 6/3/2005 4:13:00 PM jarhead wrote:
That sounds so stupid to me. It will never take affect. That sounds like dictatorship, not freedom.

Wow, what isn't a dictatorship? Does providing speedlimits make a place dictitorial?

My thought on this is that it won't last/work.

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/3/05 - 9:13:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not in the near future, but if there is enough demand for it, who knows?
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/3/05 - 9:18:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/3/2005 4:13:00 PM jarhead wrote:
That sounds so stupid to me. It will never take affect. That sounds like dictatorship, not freedom.

HEIL VEGETABLES

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/4/05 - 1:11:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^LMAO
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 6/27/05 - 10:57:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I hope not. Organic food is more expensive and not worth it.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 6/28/05 - 6:06:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
well be on mars by the time they realize "poo, we just destroyed earth:|"
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/13/05 - 8:16:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
don't remember that on the Jetsons.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/15/05 - 1:55:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/27/2005 10:57:13 AM simo9000 wrote:
I hope not. Organic food is more expensive and not worth it.

Are you serious !? Ok, fundamentally you should not have to pay extra for clean natural food, but if the only alternative is to slowly poison yourself - i'll pay the extra thanks.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/10/05 - 2:42:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
People as a whole are stupid creatures. We will take the easy route.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/4/05 - 9:28:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/10/2005 2:42:27 PM shipyard wrote:
People as a whole are stupid creatures. We will take the easy route.

I agree. It would be great but I'm not holding my breath.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 3:27:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
COOL. I think it's a good idea for everyone to try to be more natural
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 3:44:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
once they legalize hemp, everything will be organic
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/29/05 - 12:52:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
it would be diffucult to impose all that everywhere... but it sure does sound nifty. and yea... legalize it
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/31/06 - 10:22:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/27/2005 10:57:13 AM simo9000 wrote:
I hope not. Organic food is more expensive and not worth it.

That's because pesticides help mass production and such super-farms often receive govt subsidies, which organic farms do not.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/31/06 - 10:25:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
that's totally unrealistic. My whole family farms, and even they think it's ridiculous...without half those pesticides we'd be poisoned from pollution.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/31/06 - 7:23:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
What do you mean? The pesticides *are* poisons, many of them. How do they protect us from pollution, rather than contribute to it?
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/23/06 - 12:20:07 AM EST (GMT-5)

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