It is clear that there are lots of benefits to growing your own veggies. You can eat more healthily, because you have fresh produce every day that you know exactly what it has been fed on and treated with, and you have usually got some extra stuff left over after feeding your family that you can share with friends.
To me, there are two sides of “healthy eating.” One side is about making sure that you’re getting the proper nutrients – vitamins, minerals, protein, calcium, iron, and all the rest. But the other side has to do with the idea of environmental health: when we eat healthy, we’re not only concerned with our own health, but that of the world around us.
Local food is generally healthier since it doesn’t contain unnecessary preservatives; meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits are also cared for much more intently on small-sized local farms. We, as consumers, can buy fresh, healthy foods and save the environment from the green house gases by buying locally grown produce.
Genetically modified food uses modern biotechnology or ‘gene technology’, which is also called as Genetic engineering, which allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one plant species to the other and then used to grow GM plants and food crops.