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Indian state wins prize for showing 100% organic 'no longer a pipe dream'
by Thin Lei Win

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
12 October 2018

On 12 October 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: India's first fully organic state won top prize in a U.N.-backed award on Friday (12 October), with organizers saying its policies had helped more than 66,000 farmers, boosted tourism, and set an example to other countries. The small Himalayan state of Sikkim on India's border with Tibet was declared fully organic in 2016 after phasing out chemical fertilizers and pesticides and substituting them with sustainable alternatives. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of environment, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

Sikkim's experience shows that '100 percent organic is no longer a pipe dream but a reality,' said Maria-Helena Semedo, deputy director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which co-organizes the Future Policy Awards.

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