Grow your veggies!

During the last decade the farming industry has been in a downward spiral.  Monoculture, pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, Monsanto, and mass-production techniques have caused the modern farming industry and its consumers great pains. All this is clearly affecting mankind’s health, and new diseases are spreading rapidly among humans and animals. The use of pesticides and gmo seeds is proving to be disastrous!

Fight back by growing your own veggies.

If you have space for a few pots or even a small piece of land, you can grow your own organic vegetable garden. Check out these seven reasons for getting a your hands dirty:

1. You will have no additives in your vegetables. Research by organic food associations has shown that additives in our food can cause heart diseases, osteoporosis, migraines and hyperactivity.  Pesticides and hormones are used on vegetables to grow disease and bug resistant plants. Ethylene is a hormone used to artificialyy ripen fruits and vegetables! One of the consequences of this practice are vegetables which look all the same and are usually tasteless. Besides, we end up consuming the hormones that have been used on the vegetables, with great risk to our health.

2. There will be no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers used. These chemical products are applied to crops all the time and affect the quality of the vegetables. Besides, pesticides are usually poisonous to humans.  Have you seen the field workers in HAZ-MAT suits spraying pesticides on strawberries?  And then the package tells you to rinse your berries in water before consuming?  What the what? Poison does not come off with water!

3. Your vegetables will not be genetically modified (GM). When you grow your own, you are in control of the seeds you buy and plant.  Choose non-GMO!

4. Eating your own organic vegetables is good 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 more tasty. The use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hormones and antibiotics make vegetables grow unnaturally and take the taste away from them.   There is nothing like eating a homegrown tomato!

6. Organic farming is friendly to the environment. Because you won’t use pesticides or other equally harming products on your vegetables, you will not damage the soil or the air with the chemical components.

7. When you grow your own organic vegetables you are contributing to your own self-sustainability and the sustainability of the planet.

To better care for your health, grow your own organic vegetables – a few pots is all you need.  To better care for your soul, share your bounty; give to your neighbors or donate to your local homeless or domestic violence shelter.

For seeds:

Also, if you are receiving SNAP benefits, you can use them to pay for seeds and veggie plants!
For pots:

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