“Imagine a world where, like our ancestors before us, we no longer have to choose between organic and chemical food. The country of Bhutan has made plans to become the first completely organically farmed nation by the year 2020.”
I think Bhutan is one of the few countries that remains relatively untouched and uncorrupted by globalisation and capitalism. Perhaps it is due to its location in a peaceful region of the Himalayas mountain ranges and its long history of predominantly Buddhist culture and agricultural background. It’s great to know it seeks to be the first fully organically farmed country by 2020, which can serve as a prime example to other countries to work towards this shared vision. Though in the eyes of most modern societies, Bhutan might seem like a backward developing country, but in terms of human development and peace and harmony, I dare say Bhutan is more evolved and advanced in some ways, despite its lack of widespread high industrialisation. It has been voted as one of the happiest nations in the world too. It is an inspiration.
- Bhutan Goes for 100 Percent Organic, Challenges Abound (theepochtimes.com)
- Is This The World’s First 100% Organic Nation? – 24 October 2012 (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
- Bhutan Aims to be First Organic Nation (news.discovery.com)
- Bhutan Pledges to be First 100% Organic Nation (commondreams.org)
- Bhutan Converts to 100% Organic (sustainablebusiness.com)