Home gardening is at an all-time high in America today. In fact, in the United States, 8 out of 10 households take part in some sort of home gardening activity.

As a result, more and more African Americans are taking interest in their health and also growing their own organic food – that is, food without pesticides, chemicals and other harmful toxins. Many are growing their own organic food in their backyards or even on their balconies, and the black community especially seems to take interest in growing their own herbs and vegetables!

Why Black people in particular need to eat organic food

In the African American community, diabetes, heart disease and cancer continue to claim the lives of thousands of people every year – more than any other ethnic group in the United States. All three of these deadly health conditions have been linked to poor diet and lack of exercise, and many health problems have specifically been linked to the presence of not just pesticides and chemicals in the food we eat, but also hormones, anti-biotics, and harmful products like high fructose corn syrup. This information alone is a great reason why more African Americans should take interest in growing and eating more organic foods!

Literal Substance
Editorial Team


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