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Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby plwk » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:53 am

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 per cent organic....
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Re: Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:09 am

I don't suppose that's because no one can afford decent agricultural chemicals?
- just a thought!
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Re: Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby plwk » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:17 am

Blessing in disguise? :popcorn:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:21 am

plwk wrote:Blessing in disguise? :popcorn:


No, more like "lipstick on a pig"! (ie: talking up a negative as a positive (spin))

All in good fun of course.
If Bhutan can become the world's first totally organically grown-crop producing country -well and good!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby Sam Vara » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:24 am

the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 per cent organic....


Sorry, Bhutan lost already. There was a time when all nations had only home grown food, and every bit of it was 100% organic.

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Re: Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:49 am

Sam Vara wrote:
the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 per cent organic....


Sorry, Bhutan lost already. There was a time when all nations had only home grown food, and every bit of it was 100% organic.


Yes, back in the day before wide-screen television, car bras and Paris Hilton.
The dark ages.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby Sam Vara » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:57 am

Car bras??!

I feel like I'm in a cultural backwater compared to you guys in Nova Hollandia. A simple account or a link will do, but only if it doesn't upset me.

Flat screen TVs and Paris Hilton I am OK with...

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Re: Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby Sam Vara » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:01 am

Just done the sensible thing and Googled it, Ben.

I had to peep out from between my fingers, but it all seems quite tame.

Don't know how I ever managed without one, though.

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Re: Bhutan aims to be first 100pc organic nation

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:03 am

Dear Sam,

The car bra was a great gift to the world from the United States:

http://www.spoilershop.com.au/store/ima ... monaro.jpg

with metta,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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