It’s a radical idea to grow your own food and more empowering then you can imagine. Everyone who has seen our front yard converting from green lawn to growing beds and orchard has asked the same question – “Do you really think you can grow enough food to feed your family?” My answer is unequivocably “YES!”
By the end of WWII 40% of all American produce was grown in yards. A lot has changed in 60 some years. We’ve forgotten that we have the ability to grow food, and even more empowering then growing it is completing the cycle – letting a few of everything go to seed and storing those to use next year. Knowledge is power, and dangerous to food corporations.
If everyone was doing 15% of what I am doing – just saying no to food that contains dangerous chemicals, or is harvested using forced and/or child labor which happens even in this country (think of your year-round tomatoes) – food giants would sit up and take notice.
In the same way the toy industry suddenly realized this year that consumers would indeed hold them responsible for using lead, pthathlates and other dangerous chemicals in children’s toys and baby items, they would realize the future needs to change. Knowledge is power.
My challenge to you is to take the time to understand exactly what is in one grocery item per week and how it is made and harvested. Email or phone the company. Read the ingredients on the box. Use your google skills. Empower yourself.