Most people growing their own foods do so to avoid GMOs and herbicides/ chemicals used to help grow these crops. In addition home growers seek a better quality of food free of all the additives, fillers, preservatives and chemical residues found in foods from the stores.
We can all avoid the temptation of growing GMO crops by reviewing a Rodale Institute 30-year farming study that shows non-GMO crops produce more than GMO crops. In addition, research by the Univ. of California, Davis, shows that organic foods, on average, contain 58 percent more polyphenolics than non-organic foods. We all need an ample supply of ployphenolics to help improve immune response. For other critical nutrients/ elements, organic foods are also generally superior.
A research study by the Australian Institute of Health found that pigs fed a diet of GMO corn and GMO soybeans developed intestinal ruptures and major health problems as a result of these ruptures. The control group of pigs fed on non-GMO corn and non-GMO soybeans developed none of these problems. Monsanto and other biotech companies are spending millions of dollars to "block" this type of negative GMO research results, but many more negative research results on GMOs are being released.