FOOD FRAUD: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious? – By Marco Torres

Posted: January 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Due to currents levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today.

RIELPOLITIK

Source – preventdisease.com

“…The primary culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion: Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. Sadly, each successive generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant carrot is truly less good for you than the one before”:

(Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious? – By Marco Torres)

Due to currents levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. But what’s the nutritional difference between a carrot in 1950s and one today?

Higher antioxidant levels, lower pesticide loads, better farming practices all lead to a more nutritious end product when choosing organic over GMO foods. But the primary culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion: Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts…

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Comments
  1. swo8 says:

    It only makes sense that the nutritional content of our food today is diminished.
    Leslie

  2. This is what I really like about the permaculture movement, which is really active here in New Plymouth. One of the primary focuses of permaculture is to rebuild soil health and to farm in such a way you don’t deplete the soil. Thanks for commenting, Leslie.

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