As much as we would love to think otherwise, urbanization is the future of America. But as more and more of our green spaces turn to concrete, how will plant agriculture survive? The bitter truth is that, at the rate we're going, it won't. Fruit and vegetable prices will steadily rise, and genetically modified food will become inescapable. The future is a bleak picture unless we all make a change, and quickly. But what can you, sitting at home, do to make a difference?
1) Support Sustainable Crop Production: Industrial farming damages not only the environment, but your health as well. When you buy fruits and vegetables at your local supermarket, you may be ingesting chemicals and pesticides that can cause IQ deficits in children, nervous system disorders, and cancer. Support sustainable crop production by buying fruits and vegetables from farmers who grow food in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner.
2) Boycott Genetically Modified Foods: By withdrawing the financial contribution you make to industrial farming every time you go to the grocery store, you can do your part in helping to overthrow the agricultural giants that are so hazardous to world health. If everyone stopped buying genetically modified foods today, the industry would collapse. Do your part, make a difference.
3) Become an Urban Gardener: A great way to boycott genetically modified foods affordably is to simply grow your own. Products like the Vertigrow Hanging Planter enable earth-conscious urban residents to grow fruits and vegetables without a back yard or porch. When you grow your own food, you know that it's organic, safe, and sustainable.