Carson City, NV (PressExposure) July 02, 2014 -- Organic farming and the consumption of organically grown vegetables has been increasing year on year, approximately 12% since 2009, and is expected to keep expanding as people become more aware of the dangers of obesity and lifestyle diseases. In response, more companies have been offering heirloom seed packages comprising many varieties of vegetables to meet the demand. One such company, Home and Garden America, has released a 9,500 seed package with 50 different varieties of garden vegetables available on Amazon.
At the same time, the healthy lifestyle program being led by Lady Obama, mentions consuming more fruits and vegetables among the steps that should be taken by children to combat obesity. Overall, it outlines five steps to be followed, which include healthier meal choices and exercising to incorporate within the community, at school and with family. Already, the program which essentially calls for a change in diet for children at home or at school, along with improved food labeling and increased physical activity, has been gaining popularity with pop stars, healthcare providers, large corporations and schools. In promoting the 'Let's Move' initiative, the First Lady recently teamed up with the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Education and Epicurious to conduct a Healthy Lunchtime Challenge contest nationwide to encourage healthy lunch meals.
Heirloom organic vegetable garden seeds have gained popularity in recent times, not just because of the boom in organic farming but also due to a thrust to save survival or doomsday seeds. These seeds are considered to produce healthier, more wholesome foods when compared to commercial seeds as they are non-GMO and non-hybrid, meaning they have not been genetically altered in a lab and can be stored for a long time with little to no change in quality.
Proponents of healthy eating and lifestyles have been pointing fingers at GMO (genetically modified) foods as being among the major factors responsible for the spate of lifestyle diseases affecting people and as such, have been recommending and endorsing organic foods. With the President's wife now pushing a program that is promoting healthy eating, even more people could turn to organically grown fruits and vegetables and/or heirloom organic seeds to grow their own organic vegetable gardens.
Heirloom organic garden vegetable seeds like the ones being sold by Home and Garden America, are readily available online on sites such as Amazon and usually include a wide variety of vegetables that can be used to grow organic vegetable gardens.