Growing your own organic food is healthy and nutritious. Read on to find out why.
FEEDING THE WORLD
The world’s population, www.worldometers.info, the population at this moment sitting at 7.5 Billion. That alone is a reason to have a go at growing some or all of your own organic food bowl. Imagine feeding 7.5 billion people! It’s difficult! This huge amount of people is possibly one of the reasons we are finding that the very food that we consume each day, that we have paid for at the stores, well, may not be as fresh as we thought. The food industry is worth trillions of dollars, so you can imagine the amount of buying and selling and traveling that is going on over very large distances to finally reach our food stores.
WHAT WE SEE IN OUR FOOD STORES
When we browse through our local supermarket, evidence of imported produce is there in black and white. It’s great that we have laws that protect the consumer and this is one of them. E.g. garlic from china etc., etc., is required by law to be labeled. Hmm, it appears that a lot of our fruit and vegetables have clocked up more travel hours than I could ever hope to do. Next time you go to the supermarket and if you have the time, it is interesting to note the different countries that supply our fruit and vegetables. Organic certified food is priced higher than it’s non-organic counterparts but I still believe they are well worth it. Growing our own or some of our food is a cheaper option for better quality food.
10 REASONS TO GROW YOUR OWN NON GMO ORGANIC FOOD.
- Saves you money and you get to eat what you grow
- Fruit and vegetables are grown with, organic fertilizer, organic soil, Non G.M.O. seeds/seedlings) and organic bug control is healthier to consume.
- Your home-grown fruit and vegetables travel from your own garden to your kitchen.
- You know how fresh they are and how long it has been from harvest to you consuming them.
- Organic and non gmo seeds chosen result in better tasting and healthier produce.
- You are able to have a ready supply of your favorite ingredients for your cooking. This is especially true for various herbs. You don’t have to rush to the store.
- At the time of consumption, you reap the benefits of fruit and vegetables fully loaded with nutrients. (Storage depletes these nutrients by almost half over a short time for some vegetables).
- The opportunity to reconnect with nature after a day at work.
- You have taken a step toward controlling your own food bowl. You have produced, harvested and stored your own home-grown vegetables.
- Eating fresh fruit and vegetables, cooked or not, aids in weight loss and gives an amazing boost to your general health.
I hope the above plants a seed in you to start your journey of producing some or all of your own fruit and vegetables. The taste alone will be worth it!
Enjoy and thrive on organics.