An Entire Country Goes Organic
Bhutan, the tiny Asian country set high on the Himalayas has announced that it is going to become 100% organic soon. While the third world country does not use too many chemical pesticides or fertilizer for growing their crops, the idea of deliberately shunning any kind of non sustainable means is a positive step towards protecting the environment.
The Prime Minister of Buthan announced that he hopes to see the, “raised in Bhutan' label synonymous with 'organically grown. ' With a majority of the country’s citizen following Buddhism, the transition would not actually be too difficult. According to it’s Agricultural Minister, the country believes, “in Buddhism, which calls for us to live in harmony with nature."
The farmers of Bhutan grow oranges, potatoes, rice, and corn at present which are all organic in nature. USA also imports some of the red rice from Bhutan which is believed to be 100% organic but is not certified. The USDA usually certifies products as ‘organic’ once they are convinced of it been grown naturally.
While there has been a huge hue & cry recently over organic products, crops grown by completely natural means definitely have the edge when it comes to saving the environment.
But an entire country turning organic is something unheard of until now. Do you think the bigger and more advanced nations should follow Bhutan in this aspect? Write in with your comments.