Incline Village, NV, February 12, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- One of Home and Garden America's gardening analysts has learned that more food gardeners are now drifting away from GMO seeds and switching to heirloom vegetable plant varieties. According to the analyst, this change in gardening preferences is largely influenced by the increasing awareness against genetically-modified products.
"Compared to previous years, the public is better informed about the risks of GMOs. Several studies have been published regarding the dangerous effects of GMO consumption to one's health, and this has inspired numerous state campaigns for the banning and labeling of GMO products in the country. The most recent initiatives in Colorado, Oregon and Washington may have been rejected, but many states are still working on passing GMO bills and measures. This only proves that more consumers want access to healthier foods," said the analyst.
The campaign against genetically-modified products may be a tough road, but the good news is that the informed consumers themselves are deliberately boycotting GMO products and taking measures to obtain safer food.
"GMO labeling may still have a long way to go in the United States, but there's a growing interest in sustainable living these days. More people are buying locally and even growing their own vegetable gardens at home. In fact, one of the most popular gardening trends is growing heirloom vegetable plant varieties. Heirloom seeds are known for their organic qualities, that's why many food gardeners prefer growing them," the HAGA analyst added.
"Gone are the days were GMO seeds were dominating the market. There's clearly a higher demand for organic heirloom seeds that will produce safer, healthier foods. Pretty soon, GMO products will be a thing of the past once all of their health risks are completely exposed to the public," concluded the analyst.
More details about this topic is available on HAGA’s website.
Chuck Harmon writes consumer information material on various products, and his experience in the field of heirloom gardening is no exception. He loves to grow different heirloom vegetable plant varieties in his home garden.