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Bhutan aims to be first 100% organic nation

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File photo shows a farmer loading mules with straw in Bhutan's Paro valley. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100% organic.

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking "happiness" for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic. The tiny Buddhist-majority nation wedged between China and India has an unusual and some say enviable approach to economic development, centred on protecting the environment and focusing on mental well-being. Its development model measuring "Gross National Happiness" instead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been discussed at the United Nations and has been publicly backed by leaders from Britain and France, among others. It banned television until 1999, keeps out mass tourism to shield its culture from foreign influence, and most recently set up a weekly "pedestrians' day" on Tuesdays that sees cars banned from town centres. Its determination to chart a different path can be seen in its new policy to phase out artificial chemicals in farming in the next 10 years, making its staple foods of wheat and potatoes, as well as its fruits, 100 percent organic. "Bhutan has decided to go for a green economy in light of the tremendous pressure we are exerting on the planet," Agriculture Minister Pema Gyamtsho told AFP in an interview by telephone from the capital Thimphu. "If you go for very intensive agriculture it would imply the use of so many chemicals, which is not in keeping with our belief in Buddhism, which calls for us to live in harmony with nature." Bhutan has a population of just over 700,000, two-thirds of whom depend on farming in villages dotted around fertile southern plains near India and the soaring Himalayan peaks and deep valleys to the north. Overwhelmingly forested, no more than three percent of the country's land area is used for growing crops, says Gyamtsho, with the majority of farmers already organic and reliant on rotting leaves or compost as a natural fertiliser.....Read All

File photo shows a farmer loading mules with straw in Bhutan's Paro valley. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100% organic.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-bhutan-aims-nation.h
File photo shows a farmer loading mules with straw in Bhutan's Paro valley. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100% organic.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-bhutan-aims-nation.html#jCp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
File photo shows a farmer loading mules with straw in Bhutan's Paro valley. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100% organic.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-bhutan-aims-nation.html#jCp
 

FARM WARS: Noncompliance Works!

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www.thetruthdenied.com
THE TRUTH DENIED TALK RADIO with Host Roxy Lopez
GUEST : Barbara H. Peterson
Website: http://farmwars.info

SHOW DISCUSSION:

*Fracking
*Gmo Hemp
*Gmo labeling
*Seed bank (organic seed exchange)
*Organic gardening


Bio
Barbara H. Peterson is retired from the California Department of Corrections, where she worked as a Correctional Officer at Folsom Prison. She was one of the first females to work at the facility in this classification.
After retirement, she went to college online to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Business, and graduated with honors. The most valuable thing she received from her time with UOP was a realization that her life's passion is writing. Now her business degree sits in her desk drawer, and she counts herself in the category of Writer/Activist.
Barbara lives on a small ranch in Oregon where she raises geese, chickens, goats and horses. This rural lifestyle is under attack at the most basic level. Federal regulations and the corporate takeover of our food supply with Monsanto's invasive GMO technology is designed to make it next to impossible to raise animals and organic food.
It is time to step up to the plate and fight or lose it all without a whimper. Choose to take a stand and fight. We can make a difference.

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Interview with Mehran T. Keshe on January 13th 2013

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Published on Jan 13, 2013

Keyvan Davani ´s first interview with the Founder of the Keshe Foundation, the Creator and Teacher of the Revolutionary-Evolutionary Plasma Technology and the New Principles of Physics on Mother Earth and in the Universe(s): Mehran T. Keshe.http://www.keshefoundation.org

 

KESHE UPDATE DEC 2012

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Black Snow Falls in Omsk

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Black snow has fallen in the Siberian city of Omsk for the second time in a week, a news report said Friday.

Omsk residents first noticed the black snow on Wednesday but were assured that the snow did not present any health risks, RIA-Novosti reported Friday.

Residents have now turned to the Federal Inspection Service for Natural Resources Use with a request to look into the snow's abnormal color, the report said.

With full tests to get the bottom of the freakish weather expected to take a few days, local prosecutors announced Friday that they were running checks into two Omsk-based businesses, coal producer Omsktekhuglerod and Thermal Power Station No. 5, to determine whether they could be at fault.

It's not the first time that Omsk residents have been exposed to unusual climatic conditions. In the summer, residents raised the alarm after they witnessed white powder falling from the air.

The powder turned out to be an oxidizing agent used at a nearby Gazpromneft refinery. The refinery was fined but has denied its guilt.

 


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