During the last decades, there has been a change towards mechanization and homogenization of farming, which uses pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, mass-production techniques, and an increase in GMO foods. There are many known and unknown long-term effects of this farming practice. Suppose you are anything like me and very sensitive to foods, especially non-organic and GMO foods. Growing your own food could be beneficial and fun!
If you have space for a few pots or even a small piece of land, you can easily grow some of your favorite foods. You don't need a huge garden bed or space for a raised garden bed. Pots on your patio or vertical gardens are very trendy and easy to maintain.
Some benefits of growing your own food include:
1. No additives in your vegetables. Purchase non-GMO seeds or from a greenhouse that uses non-GMO foods. You can control what you put in and on your vegetables.
2. No use pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are used. These chemical products are applied to obtain crops regardless of plagues or weather conditions and affect the vegetables' quality. Pesticides are usually poisonous to humans.
3. Your vegetables will not be genetically modified (GM). Antibiotics, drugs, and hormones are used on vegetables to grow more and larger ones. One of the consequences of this practice is vegetables which look all the same and are usually tasteless.
4. Eating your own organic vegetables will be much more healthy for you. They will not contain any of the products or chemicals named above, and they will be much more natural than any ones you would find at the supermarket.
5. Your own organic vegetables will be much tastier. The use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hormones, and antibiotics makes vegetables grow unnaturally and take the taste away from them. With organic vegetables, your cooking will be enhanced as their flavor will show fully.
6. Organic farming is friendly to the environment. You won't use pesticides or other equally harmful products on your vegetables; you will not damage the soil or the air with the chemical components. It is also great for the Bees!
7. Research shows that getting your hands in your dirt is great for self-care and our health!
In the end, eating organic products only means that we do not add anything else to them than they would naturally have. As you can guess, additives, fertilizers, pesticides, or hormones are not naturally grown food components. Growing a garden can be great for your health; a learning experience for your family, and a few pots are all you need.
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