Jennifer Garner claims she is a gardening ”geek.”
The Danny Collins actress – who has children Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three, with husband Ben Affleck – is passionate about growing her own vegetables and fruit because she wants her young family to appreciate healthy food.
The actress said: ”We talk about our food. We grow food. We talk about what goes into it and how hard it is. They plant it, they water it. We take pictures next to it. I’m a geek.”
The Dallas Buyers Club star, who attended an event for Just Label It, an organization fighting for food companies to label their products containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), with Gisele Bundchen in Los Angeles, credits the Brazilian supermodel for inspiring her to get more involved in the food industry.
She told E! News: ”My friend Gisele and I are fed up with being kept in the dark about GMO and non-GMO labeling. I got involved because she said, ‘Do you know what’s happening?’ She’s a firecracker. She said, ‘You have to educate yourself.’ ”
Gisele, who has two children, Benjamin, five, and Vivian, two, with husband Tom Brady, added: ”This is a very important cause to me as an individual, as a parent and as a mother.
”Food sustains our bodies, minds and souls, and as a mother, I feel it is my responsibility to know what I am feeding my family. We need transparency in our food industry.”