Crop Nutrient Decline

Crop Nutrient Decline
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How much has the nutrient content of food crops declined over the last 50 years?

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But sellers of supplements like to argue that we have to take vitamin pills, because the nutrient content of our crops has declined over the last 50 years due to soil depletion.

Is that true? The nutrient content of our food is in decline: fact or fiction? It’s a fact. But by how much, though?

On average, over the last 50 years, have the nutrients declined just a little? 1-20%? 20-40%? Have we lost half the nutrition? Do we have to eat like twice as many carrots these days as we would have in the 1950s to get the same amount of nutrition? Or, is it even worse, and the majority of the nutrients have disappeared?

We’ve only lost about 15%, on average, across 43 different crops. So, instead of eating six florets of broccoli, eat seven.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

But sellers of supplements like to argue that we have to take vitamin pills, because the nutrient content of our crops has declined over the last 50 years due to soil depletion.

Is that true? The nutrient content of our food is in decline: fact or fiction? It’s a fact. But by how much, though?

On average, over the last 50 years, have the nutrients declined just a little? 1-20%? 20-40%? Have we lost half the nutrition? Do we have to eat like twice as many carrots these days as we would have in the 1950s to get the same amount of nutrition? Or, is it even worse, and the majority of the nutrients have disappeared?

We’ve only lost about 15%, on average, across 43 different crops. So, instead of eating six florets of broccoli, eat seven.

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Nota del Doctor

Check out these videos for more information on GMOs:
Are GMOs Safe? The Case of BT Corn
Are GMOs Safe? The Case of Roundup Ready Soy
Is Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Glyphosate Safe?
GMO Soy & Breast Cancer

And check out my other videos on nutrition myths

For more context, also see my associated blog posts:  Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary, and Best Nutrition Bang for Your Buck.

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