Growing healthy, non genetically modified, organic food to feed a family through the winter is not easy. Anyone who says it is must know a secret that I don't :) It's rewarding and satisfying, oh, absolutely, but there is NO denying it, the workload is heavy for one person.
I've come to realize that all this time spent growing food from seed to table is really what we all NEED a little more of. The general population doesn't give food much thought short of driving to the store, buying it and hauling it home. As a society, we spend far more time watching television each day than we do sourcing healthy food. That, in my opinion, is a very grave mistake.
If you don't already know, genetically modified crops are in a very large selection of foods that people buy and consume every day in North America. Educate yourself on the issue and fight it! Buy organic food as locally as possible. KNOW your producers and KNOW what is in your food! Know how those GMOs affect your health in the short and long term. Grow your own food, using NON GENETICALLY MODIFIED seed and secure yourself a supply of fresh, delicious, organic food.
It's hard work, YES, but one can't put a price on human and environmental health. As an added bonus, homegrown food tastes SO MUCH BETTER than store bought.