Just think about this – What would be more environmentally and socially beneficial than a whole country going 100% organic?
It was announced by the Danish government that it will convert the entire country’s agriculture into organic and sustainable farming. If so, Denmark will become the first country in the world that is 100% organic.
To explain you more deeply, Denmark is actually at the fore-front in terms of organic products and how they trade with the world, but the Danish government has set a greater challenge. In 2015, the government has managed to raise a vast 53 million euros in an effort to turn the country into a 100% organic powerhouse. In addition, it is likely to be the most ambitious plan of the century, but as a result of the fact that Denmark has already proved its immense love for organic food, this does seem to be achievable.
Namely, the Denmark’s national organic brand will celebrate 25 years in business, so it is one of the oldest organic brands in the world. Since 2007, the organic exports have increased by a shocking 200%.
Furthermore, the government has actually two main goals: to turn traditional farmland into organic and to stimulate increased demand for organic products.
According to the Organic Action Plan for Denmark, the country aims to double the agricultural land cultivated by using organic methods by 2020 compared to 2007.
Despite the land that belongs to the government will be cultivated by using organic and biodynamic methods, but the government will also support and finance those working and investing in the sector, for developing new technologies and ideas that help promote growth. It is not just about fruits and vegetables, but also livestock – especially pigs.
It is a fact that the ministry, regions and cities have worked together, and all institutions have been given the initiative to lead by example. Additionally, the first organic target is 60% of food served to the public. Also, schools, nursery schools, hospitals and non-privatized cafeterias have to respect it. Plus, national public institutions serve about 800,000 meals daily, which will be increasingly green.