Bhutan plans to become the first country in the world to turn its agriculture completely organic, banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides and relying on its own animals and farm waste for fertilizers.
But rather than accept that this will mean farmers of the small
Himalayan kingdom of 1.2 million people will be able to grow less food,
the government expects them to be able to grow more – and to export
increasing amounts of high quality niche foods to neighboring India,
China and other countries.
In a world looking for new ideas, Bhutan is already called the poster child of sustainable development.
More than 95% of the population has clean water and electricity, 80% of
the country is forested and, to the envy of many countries, it is
carbon neutral and food secure. Read the Guardian article here.
Let's pray that Monsanto and friends don't plan a coupe in or invasion of Bhutan!!!