We live in a world full of synthetic, artificial, and manufactured food— so much that the word “organic” has become inexplicably rare.
Did you know, everything that grows in a Sikkim farm is grown WITHOUT using any chemicals. We are so used to chemical fertilisers and pesticides that we don’t realise the impact they have on us as well as the world. Sikkim not only knows it but acts upon it.
The state won the prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from the UN Food and Agriculture (FAO), after beating 51 nominations from around the world. Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the coveted award.
Why organic food is important???
Organic agriculture is important for our health and the future of our world for many reasons. It’s needed to sustainably feed the world. It carries far fewer toxic pesticide residues, and is grown using no GMOs. It doesn’t poison farm workers or the micro-organisms living in the soil that produce healthy, drought-resistant crops. Organic farming is also better suited to climate change, protects biodiversity, enhances soil fertility, and, to top it off, organic foods are more nutritious and taste better.
How Sikkim is benefitting from becoming an organic state
Sikkim’s transition to an organic state is good for public health and the environment in the area. It’s also good for the economy. Tourism to the area is also increasing and bringing in more money. Guests can stay in organic villages, where they are able to enjoy the abundant natural beauty and eat fresh, organic meals.