Reduction in Carbon Emission
Growing our own food reduces the carbon emission since you are growing your own fruits and veggies and there are no carbon emission. According to US Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 25% of global carbon emission that comes from production of foods that are grown commercially at larger scale.
Having Better Control in What Goes in Plantation
While you grown your own food at your backyard or front yard and in doing so you will be incharge of and would be more aware of what is going in or being added in food that is being grown and what goes into the soil as well. Most importantly, when there would be a need to add a fertilizer and what kind of fertilizer. For example, adding a good quality organic one will be best as compared to synthetic one that is loaded with harmful residue. So, all these factors give better control how you would like to grow your own produce as compared to commercially grown one.
Homegrown is More Nutritious than Commercially Grown
When food is grown commercially at larger scale in order to avoid spoilage while transporting it for longer distances or in order to make it more shelf stable it has been genetically modified in addition of adding chemical and preservatives that make it look more fresher and appealing. Henceforth, the food that we get from markets is not necessarily enrich with nutrients and is beneficial for our health. In fact, it is loaded with preservatives and chemicals and is very high in pesticide residue. While, the the food that is grown in your own home garden is nutrient dense because it lacks all these harmful ingredient and it is grown by using organic and natural resources making it more healthier and safer to consume as well.
Homegrown Definitely Tastes Better
Naturally homegrown food that has been grown by using real organic ingredients from seeds to fertilizer would taste so much better and fresh. Moreover, more better convenience by just getting the food from backyard and washing and eating it right away. This also cuts back on transportation and waiting time on shelves of the store; and by cutting waiting time it overall leads to more fresh consumption of fruits and veggies that you can enjoy all season rounds.
It’s a Good Exercise
Gardening is a great way to burn some calories as well and it is considered as moderate to intense workout. According to CDC men or women who participate in gardening has lower body weights as compared to the ones who don’t making them more healthier and more active as well.