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Bhutan bets organic agriculture is the road to happiness
by Eliza Barclay
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31 July 2012
On 31 July 2012 NPR.org reported:
The tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan drew international attention a few years back for saying gross national happiness should trump gross domestic product when measuring a nation's progress. If you're going to prioritize happiness, the Bhutanese thinking goes, you'd better include the environment and spiritual and mental well-being in your calculations. Bhutan, which has only 700,000 people -- most of whom are farmers -- has another shot at international fame if it can make good on a recent pledge to become the first country in the world to convert to a 100 per cent organic agricultural system.
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