Bhutan soon may be the first nation to go 100% organic, hopefully paving the way for others to do the same on a global scale. Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley has made an announcement regarding the organic farming project at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. It’s called the National Organic Policy and it’s concept is: ‘in harmony with nature’ will yield the most powerful results, keeping in mind human health and the environment.
What it really comes down to is that they will use no GMO, no pesticides, no herbicides, no fluoride-based spray products, no Monsanto and plenty of high quality food available for the average 700,000 citizens of Bhutan. In the statement to other policy makers, Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley explained the move: “By working in harmony with nature, they can help sustain the flow of nature’s bounties.” Bhutan’s land currently supplies mostly corn, rice, fruits, and some vegetables and it’s perfectly positioned to begin developing 100% organic farming. This will be easy considering some lands in Bhutan have never been touched with harsh chemicals of any kind. Traditional techniques are utilized to produce high yields without GMO’s or GE food.
Australian adviser to Bhutan, Andre Leu, explains: “I don’t think it’s going to be that difficult given that the majority of the agricultural land is already organic by default.”