Organic Gardening

I recently started paying more attention to the ingredient labels on some of my favorite food brands.  I was shocked by all the ingredients I couldn’t even pronounce.  So many different chemicals, why were they needed?  As preservatives?  For longer shelf life? 

So I tried to start to eat more fresh produce.  That has to be good, right?  Then I started reading about how much pesticide they use for the mass production of produce.  How they pick the fruits and vegetables way before they are ripe and use other chemicals to ripen them enroute to the store.

Also, many of those chemicals are being found to be carcinogens.  What?  So eating fresh produce can now give you cancer?  This world we live in is becoming a very scary place.

So, I think to myself, I need to figure out a way (budget wise) to buy organic produce.  It’s like double the price, but my family’s health is worth it.  Then I discover that there are all kinds of loopholes so that companies can label their products as Organic even though they used pesticides.  So much legal mumbo jumbo.

So, I think to myself, summer is coming, I’ll try organic gardening. I’ll grow my own veges.  Then I learn about GMO seeds.  Really? Seeds that produce fruits with seeds that can’t reproduce?

Now I have to find Heirloom seeds …

Will it ever end?  Will we always have to be at the mercy of big business making the almighty dollar … whatever the cost?