Many residents of the Himalayan Mountain region are known to be some of the longest-living and most healthy people in the world, and now one Asian nation in the area is upping the ante.
Bhutan is set to become the first country to produce exclusively organic food according to a report from The Guardian, and will ban the sale of synthetic pesticides and herbicides.
Only waste from animals and the farm will be used to fertilize crops in the relatively small kingdom of about 1.2 million people.
With Monsanto nowhere in sight and the people free to grow whatever type of plants they would like, the path to further health and success has now been laid out. Success stories of other nations such as China, Cuba, Haiti, and small scale farming throughout the country of Russia among many others have been reported in the past for example, and of course a recent UN Report even said that sustainable small scale and organic farming can feed the world, which contradicts the ongoing Biotech industry narrative.
It’s quite interesting to see the contrast between the different mindsets that are popping up in regards to farming and health throughout the world. As the United States government agencies, corrupted by extreme influence and money from Monsanto and other companies, continue to push cross-contaminating GMO crops and more pesticides on other nations such as Mexico, Brazil and European countries that have a long history of rejecting them from the grassroots level up, billions of people across the globe are re-discovering the benefits of organic farming.
It’s been said before that “a nation that destroys its soil destroys itself (Franklin D. Roosevelt),” and that may be what many industrialized nations are doing.
Millions of people are growing up overfed but undernourished as their soil continues to receive unconscionable levels of pesticide treatment over many years, and soil rotation techniques have become a lost art. Mono crops and the areas around them contain virtually no life in many spots as recent experiments have shown as well.
People who are well-nourished think more clearly and make better decisions, and in turn give more back to the world.
While Bhutan is already mostly organic, making the organic exclusivity pledge is a cause for great celebration and a model should be followed across the world.
With the Monsanto threat staring down several other countries and more and more people waking up to the dangers of GMOs to health and the environment, a major showdown looms. It’s going to take more bold moves like the one recently made by the Bhutanese to start moving things back in the organic direction again .
This article first appeared on The Natural Independent and can be viewed here .