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20th Century Drop in Nutrient Levels of Food

For the past 50 years or so, pushing for higher and higher crop yields without concern for nutrient levels has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the nutrient levels of our food. How do we change this trend? [social_buttons] As with one of my previous articles, my very health-conscious brother suggested that I look into […]

May 13th

Is RoundUp Killing the Soil?

There is still a great debate on whether or not Monsanto’s genetically modified crops and heavily used pesticides are safe. But has it already been proven that the company is severely damaging our soils? Monsanto is an $11.8 billion/year industrial agriculture behemoth. Aside from numerous environmental and health concerns regarding its pesticides, genetically modified seeds […]

April 21st

Are Vegetables as Good for You as They Used to Be?

According to research published in The Journal of HortScience, produce now lacks not only the taste, but also the amount of nutrients it had just 50 years ago. Vegetables today are larger, but contain more “dry matter” which dilutes the concentrations of minerals.  This results in 5% to 40% less magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc. […]

March 15th