Well if you do, and you live on the Eastern Seaboard of Australia, I don’t think you will be able to satisfy your hunger for fresh tomatoes and capsicums in a few months time or be willing to pay for the massive price hike in these vegetables. Check out this hot article titled “Seedling sabotage devastates farmers” from ABC online. Nothing like a unhealthy dose of Round-up to stuff up your year!
It just goes to show that our food industry is susceptible to disasters, and supply cannot be guaranteed. It make a very strong case for becoming a locavore, and growing your own fresh produce.
We haven’t purposely bought a fresh tomato since 2007, of which I am most proud of. Kim may have slipped the odd punnet of cherry tomatoes in the shopping trolley out of season, but certainly not the norm for us. As for the other vegetables mentioned like capsicums, eggplants and melons, all of these will be quite scarce in a few months time, so it looks like we will all be eating food that is in season.
As my son Adam is quite fond of saying, “Dad, you have the skills to pay the bills”, and in this case I believe that I do have the skills to keep up our food supply in any sort of disaster to the normal industrial food complex.
I believe that growing your own organic food not only provides for the here and now, but is insurance for the difficult times ahead of us. Please take the time to learn now, whilst there is still ample time available before the zombies are knocking on your door! As I have stated before, we are all only nine meals from Anarchy.
I rest my case.