QIf I admit that I have totally stopped buying any product that contains soy or corn or their byproducts, unless they are certified organic, and that I am growing as much of my own food as possible without using any pesticides, are you going to send offici

If I admit that I have totally stopped buying any product that contains soy or corn or their byproducts, unless they are certified organic, and that I am growing as much of my own food as possible without using any pesticides, are you going to send officials to raid my garden or otherwise harass me?

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No, of course not.  We respect your right to choose the food products that are best for you and your family.  Home gardening is a passion of mine as well!  However, if you are concerned because you’ve read an article or a comment on a blog post that suggests otherwise, I’d suggest you read these responses to similar questions we’ve answered on the site: 

 

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