During the last decades there has been a change towards
mechanization and homogenization of farming, which uses
pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers
and mass-production techniques. All this is clearly
affecting mankind’s health, and new diseases are spreading
rapidly amongst humans and animals (bird’s flu being the
most recent one).
The World Health Organization produces reports to show how
the use of chemicals and other products on food, coupled
with the manufacturing processes involved, are actually a
threat for our health.
If you have space for a few pots or even a small piece of
land, it is a wise decision to grow your own organic
vegetable garden. Today I’m presenting you with seven
reasons for doing this:
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
2. There will be no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers
used. These chemical products are applied to obtain crops
all the time regardless plagues or weather conditions, and
affect the quality of the vegetables. Besides, 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 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 the
potential risks for our health.
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.
Your health will not be at risk because you will then know
that nothing has been added to your vegetables.
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. With organic vegetables, your
cooking will be enhanced as their flavour will show fully.
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. Small communities have been
founded where members exchange products that they grow
naturally, thus contributing to create a friendly and
better place for us all.
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 components of naturally grown food.
To better care for your health, grown your own organic
vegetables -and a few pots is all you need.