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Denmark goes 100% organic Trending

Denmark goes 100% organic Trending

http://www.labroots.com/trending/health-and-medicine/3101/denmark-goes-100-organicTheir national organic brand has been around for the past twenty five years, making it the oldest organic brand in the world.

The country has already demonstrated their devotion to organic foods; nearly 8% of food consumed in Denmark is organic – the highest in Europe.

Additionally, Danish organic exports have risen by 200% since 2007.Denmark is attacking their goal from two angles.

First, The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is stimulating the change to turn traditional farmland into organic with the aim to double the area of organic cultivation by 2020 from 2007 levels. 

The Organic Action Plan for Denmark, drafted by Økologiplan Danmark, is a 67 point document that details the way that land belonging to the government will be cultivated using organic and biodynamic methods and how the government will support and finance citizens working and investing in this sector to develop new technologies and ideas that help promote growth, according to Organic Vegan Earth.

The government has allotted a total of 400 million kroner ($60.8 million) to ensure that 60% of food served in public institutions is organic, The Local Denmark reported.

This highlights schools, day care centers, and hospitals, which serve an estimated of 800,000 meals per day.“In order to achieve our goals, which are the most ambitious in the West, the public sector needs to lead the way,” Food and Agriculture Minister Dan Jørgensen told The Local Denmark.

“With Økologiplan Danmark [Organic Denmark], we will strengthen cooperation between municipalities, regions and ministries with a long line of new initiatives. read more at labroots.com