Cornucopia’s Take: The U.S. has been very slow to implement policies that would encourage organic agriculture, focusing instead on organic as a marketing tool. Countries around the world are beginning to recognize the benefits organic farms bring to all species. Watch the video below for a message of hope for the future of agriculture and the planet. Your purchase of organic food is a vote that you make with your fork for future generations.
“Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works”
Inter Press Service
by Maged Srour
Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world.
Earlier this month, Sikkim, won the Future Policy Award 2018 (FPA) for being the first state in the world to declare itself, in 2015, 100 percent organic.
Its path towards becoming completely organic started in 2003, when Chief Minister Pawan Chamling announced the political vision to make Sikkim “the first organic state of India”.
The FPA, also known as the ‘Oscar for Best Policies’ is organised every year by the World Future Council (WFC). The aim of the FPA is to investigate solutions to the challenges in today’s world. The WFC looks at which policies have a holistic and long-term outlook, and which protect the rights of future generations. And once a year the WFC awards showcases the very best of them. Read Full Article »