The rising inclination of people toward healthier and fresher foods and the constant call of environmentalists for food production that’s kind on the environment are at their peak today. In fact consumers, although aware of the fact that organically grown foods are more expensive, are willing to pay extra for organic foods in general – from organically grown meat produce to organic vegetables.
As most of us know, organic farming is that type of agricultural production wherein fruits, vegetables and even farm animals are grown without the use of genetically modified organisms or synthetic chemicals. We all know that some of these chemicals, like pesticides for instance, are used to kill bugs, weeds, fungi and other pests. So if these chemicals can kill harmful elements, who’s to say that they won’t inflict as much damage to our bodies when we ingest them, right?
With that thought in mind, we should be wary of what we put in our mouths now more than ever. Foods grown organically, therefore, like organic vegetables are touted as the best choices when it comes to eating healthily. Since we’ve previously discussed that organic foods cost more than genetically modified foods, you may be wondering what you can do to save up but still get to eat healthy.
One great way is by introducing yourself to organic gardening. Can you believe that you can grow organic vegetables right in your own garden without even buying a bag of chemical fertilizers? Yes, that is possible. You can use your own garden and kitchen waste like potato peelings, rose pruning and coffee grounds to make compost. You can produce your own mulch by mixing pine needles and grass clippings.
Some vegetables you can grow in your own garden using the above are sweet bell peppers, celery, lettuce, spinach and potatoes. Growing your own organic vegetables is easy as long as you know the basics. You’d never have to spend more to eat vegetables grown organically. This is also great news for vegetarians who want to get the most out of their diet. Eating and living healthier has never been this easy. You do not only save yourself from genetically modified foods but you also contribute to the environment.