Nutrient Decline and Deficiency

Updated December 2, 2021

Nutrient levels have been declining in the soils for almost 100 years. There is similar declining nutrient levels in our crops, in part due to the soils, but also to the selection of high-yield crops and climate changes. Even organic foods, while having better nutrient levels and lower pesticide/toxic levels, are not the crops of 100 years ago.  How much iodine, manganese, molybdenum, strontium, cobalt and other nutients required for soil fertilizers, even organic, is not precisely known. Measuring mineral and other nutrient levels in soils, as well as the human body, is subject to many assumptions and potential errors.

Dirt Poor_ Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious_ – Scientific American.2011

A Decline in the Nutritional Value of Crops – The New York Times 2009

Declining Fruit and Vegetable Nutrient Composition-What Is the Evidence.2009

Human security at risk as depletion of soil accelerates, scientists warn – Berkeley News.2015.r

Donald R. Davis  Bibliography on Declining Nutrients

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External Links

WHO Micronutrients Database

WHO  Nutrition and Food Safety Website

Bionutrient.org The Declining Nutrient Value of Food.