Every year, bloggers from around the globe get together on one particular day to lend their voices to an important global topic. This year’s topic happens to be inequality. In honor of Blog Action Day, I have chosen to blog about organic food and the reported inequality of access.
Organic foods have gotten a bad rap in recent years due to the fact that many people claim access to fresh, organic fruits and vegetables is limited to those with money. If you do not have the money to purchase organic, your only other option is to feed your family produce laden with pesticides and toxic residues, right? Not true at all. One of the simplest ways to fight organic inequality can be done right from your own backyard. If you don’t have a backyard, then you can do it from your patio, your kitchen counter or any number of other places.
One of the most promising parts about gaining access to organic fruits and vegetables is you! You have the ability to grown your own, pesticide-free produce. You don’t have to forgo healthy eating or give in to the inequality. If you cannot afford to buy organic fruits and vegetables, that’s okay. You can plant your own garden and feed your family, many times at a fraction of the cost. Growing your own produce all helps you live a healthier, more sustainable life. Another benefit of growing your own produce (or even your own herbs) is you are likely to find yourself using them more in the meals you prepare. Best of all…all of your produce can be GMO-free!
It’s a simple thing, but it is one that effects many people worldwide. In all reality, organic inequality should not exist. Organic foods should be available to people from all walks of life, regardless of their income or wealth. So this Blog Action Day, keep this in mind, we are humans, we grow food. Now all you need to do is take the first step and make a commitment to fight organic inequality by growing your own.
Backyard garden image by Lori L. Stalteri via Flickr Creative Commons license