Health & Nutrition

Indian Region Just Won Top UN Prize for Being World’s First 100% Organic State With 66,000 Farmers

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Article by Mckinley Corbley, via Good News Network

This small region in India has just won a top UN prize for becoming the world’s first fully organic state.

The northeastern region of Sikkim achieved the groundbreaking milestone after it successfully managed to educate and convert all 66,000 of its farmers to sustainable agricultural practices.

In addition to educating their farmers on organic farming, the state’s policy implemented a phase-out of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and a total ban on sale and use of chemical pesticides.

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