This petition is simple.
Look into organic Omega Gardens for local communities, large cities and towns.
Researching Omega Gardens i have come to realize that this concept could help produce an abundance of organic produce for our communities. This process will help our nation and other nations that follow get away from modifiying their food supply. Keeping up with production is important and so is the methode we use. Human health being the most impotent reason. Growing produce using Omega Gardens can cut the cost of shipping, this methode would allow produce to be grown right on location. At local stores and business's(no shipping needed at all) This methode will bring control back to the people. Control over their own food supply, along with healthy eating information and even tours for learning. These structures will create jobs while at the same time produce something the United States needs more of; healthy organic food. Healthy affordable food. Powered by the energy of the sun and very little fossil fuels, if at all. I'm asking the US Government to study/research Omega Gardens and hopefully in the near future start mobilizing efforts to begin building these Omega Gardens in as many locations as needed around the US. Expand upon this concept keeping in mind this goal. Producing organic locally grown healthy affordable food and get away from modifying what should be natrualy grown product.
Making the commitment to organic food hardly means a sacrifice. The benefit to your personal health is just the start. Here are 13 reasons that take you far beyond the standard ones you most likely already have heard.
1. Stringent Standards
The “Organic” certification you see on a product means that it has been grown, processed and handled according to strict guidelines and procedures – at the highest level it means it contains no toxic chemicals. The federal government set standards for the production, processing and certification of organic food in the Organic Food Production Act of 1990 (OFPA).
2. Free of Genetic Modification
Organic food cannot be grown using genetically engineered seeds. Why would a seed be genetically altered? Our most common crops – corn, soy, cotton and canola – are often sprayed with heavy doses of pesticides that would otherwise even be damaging to the crops if their genetic structure had not been engineered to withstand these chemical substances.
3. Better for the Soil
Organic farming returns nourishment to the soil, which in turn creates better conditions for crops to thrive during droughts. Healthy soil acts much like a sponge and filter, so it helps to clean the water passing through it. Organically treated soil also traps carbon – and less of it in our atmosphere means fewer effects from climate change.
4. Better for the Water
Organic food is grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides, which can be leached from the soil and end up in water supplies.
5. Innovative Research
Mostly at their own expense, organic produce growers have paved the way with innovative research that has created ways to reduce our dependence on pesticides and chemical fertilizers – both often byproducts of fossil fuels. They also have led the way in developing more energy efficient ways of farming.
6. Increases Biodiversity
For decades now, organic farmers have been collecting and preserving seeds – as well as reintroducing rare or unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables. It is mostly thanks to organic farmers that a large selection of heirloom tomatoes has become a common occurrence in grocery stores.
7. Increases Consumer Choices
Thanks to organic farmers, nearly every food category offers an organic alternative. That has even extended into textiles. You can now sleep on sheets and wear clothes made of organic cotton.
8. Harmonious with Nature
The organic philosophy of growing believes that wildlife is integral to a farm. Organic farms do not displace wildlife – they embrace it.
9. Protects Family Farms and Rural Communities
As U.S. farm production continues to consolidate, small family farms are in danger of disappearing. With its higher profit margins, organic farming may be one way for family-owned farms to thrive – and in turn, revive dying rural communities.
10. Fresher, Better Tasting
There’s no argument that fresh food tastes better. Organic food often is fresher because is more perishable and has a shorter shelf life.
11. Part of Your Community
Because organic food contains no preservatives and must be consumed quickly, it often is sold to grocery stores nearby. Chances are, if you eat an organic vegetable or fruit, you wouldn’t have to travel far to visit where it was grown.
12. Sustainable Seafood Choices
Visiting organic markets allows you to purchase seafood that is still abundant and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways.
13. Safer and More Humane Animal Products.
Organically raised animals are not fed animal byproducts, or given antibiotics and growth hormones. And to increase their health, they’re given more room to move as well as access to a natural outside environment. Crowded living conditions are a leading cause of animal sickness and suffering.
Increase growing space
Grow in the circle with a design that greatly increases your square foot growing area. The Volksgarden® unit, for example, can grow up to 80 plants in just 8 sq.ft. of floor space.
Maximize light capture
The same cylindrical design captures almost all of the lumens emitted by your light source, ultimately saving money and minimizing your time to harvest.
Optimize water and feeding
The cylinder rotates slowly through the feeding trough allowing plant medium to absorb only the water and nutrients needed. This results in strong, healthy, and pure growth.
Produce high yield plants
Effect on plants being constantly rotated, 360 degrees is known as orbitropism. This effect combined with gravity's influence on plants, compresses the plant, producing more internodes, or flowering sites with shorter and stronger growth. You get more harvest per plant
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