Denmark Announces: "We are Set To Become The World’s FIRST 100% Organic Nation"

While Bhutan first announced their goal of being the world's first 100% organic country back in 2013, it now appears another nation may be racing toward that same goal: Denmark.

While the national organic brand - OrganicVeganEarth - is already one of the oldest in the world, this plan is bold, ambitious...and achievable!

In particular, Danish authorities are taking a two-headed approach. First, they plan to make it easier for traditional farmers to go organic, as laid out in a 67-point document drafted by Økologiplan Danmark. Financial incentives and subsidies will make it much easier for lands to be converted to organic fields, and similarly, organic livestock can expect a boost in support.

Second, institutional changes are afoot to encourage corporations, schools, hospitals, and other businesses - including government offices - to support and use organic foods. In fact, the very first target of this part of the plan is ensuring that 60% of the food served to the public is organic!

Let’s hope Denmark succeeds and sets an example for the rest of the world to follow, and thanks to Healthy Holistic Living for the heads-up!



Defining Healthy Thriving Communities through Local Farming

-By Paul A Philips

The best investment you can ever make is not in some good savings scheme; stocks and shares or pension fund… no!  The best investment you can ever make is in your health.  -What’s the point in having a paid-for house, fancy car and lots of money when you retire but you’re unable to reap the benefits because of your ill-health? Indeed, some may not make it to retirement day because of seriously ill health…

Nothing could be more important to our health than the food we eat. However, in the current paradigm, our food system under the corporatist ruling thumb is driven by questionable unsustainable policies and practices. Corporate political self-interest agendas involving bribed politicians, mass media biased reporting, bad science and deliberate narrow academic approaches are the essential operatives.

-So instead of contributing, the corporate-based large-scale food production system is detrimental to health. It gives far more problems than solutions…

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