“This Tiny Country Is Going 100 Percent Organic”

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/11/3710618/bhutan-organic-united-states-transition/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cptop3

In 2011, the tiny mountain nation of Bhutan announced a lofty goal: make the country’s agricultural system 100 percent organic by the year 2020. If it succeeded, it would be the first country in the world to achieve the feat.

Bhutan — nestled in the Himalayas between India and China — only has about 700,000 people living within its borders, and most are farmers. It’s a majority Buddhist kingdom, and its culture reflects several key tenets of that religion — sustainable development, conservation of the environment, preservation of the culture, and good governance.

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