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Sikkim, India – World’s First Certified Organic State

Positive Future #708 (Feature photo – Legislative Assembly of Sikkim, the Place Where History was Made –  CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Kalyan)

Sikkim is the smallest state in India, but still has a population of around 650,000 people. In 2003 it banned the import of all pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and GMOs. As a result, wildlife has returned, crop yields have improved, and tourists are flocking to the tiny Himalayan state. You can read the full story here: https://brightvibes.com/1616/en/when-one-indian-state-banned-all-pesticides-its-wildlife-and-tourism-began-to-flourish

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