As it becomes more clear that our options for food sources are becoming limited, it only makes sense to try to find alternatives.
This is a consumer based culture, and products that are being promoted are done so primarily because there is a monetary benefit to be gained from their consumption.
A number of techniques are employed to increase the shelf life of foods which in some cases compromises the nutritional integrity of those foods. Some practices include adding chemicals to preserve and increase the lifespan of the food, dyes and colorants improve the appearance and additives enhance the flavor.
Many of these chemicals are carcinogenic, known neurotoxins, satiety inhibitors (make you hungry for more product) and can cause a host of medical ailments as a result of repeated exposure and ingestion.
The most popular threat gaining attention in the food autonomy movement is that of Genetically Modified Organisms. This practise has been introduced under the guise of improving crop yields and alleviating hunger for third world countries. In reality, this is far from the truth as most crops that are genetically modified firstly are grown for livestock feed or subsidized crops. They also contain a terminator gene which requires that the farmer become dependent upon the company supplying the seed.
There is evidence to suggest more recently, that there are specific genes being introduced to our food which directly interfaces with our own genetic material resulting in increased mutations and ultimately cancer causing cells. See This Article for more information.
There is much more to be said about this topic, but this information has already been covered by various other sources and I’ll leave it up to you to do your own research. My goal is to provide you with solutions to these problems by offering plans to grow your own food based upon my own trial and error.
This category will provide you with ample resources and inspiration to get started with what resources you have, to at least supplement your diet with real food whose origins are known to you. If anything, this is an opportunity to learn more about where your food comes from and to develop a respect for it and yourself by providing your family with high quality affordable produce.