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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Modern farming methods have caused a severe depletion of minerals in our food

Published in Nutrition and health 2003, vol. 17, no2, pp. 85-115

A study on the mineral depletion of the foods available to us as a nation over the period 1940 to 1991
THOMAS David (1) ;
(1) Mineral Resources International (UK) Limited Silverdale, Lower Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 SHE, ROYAUME-UNI

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During the last few decades mineral levels have fallen in foods during a period of intensive chemical farming.

Thomas discovered that between 1940 and 1991 vegetables had lost 24% of their magnesium, 46% of their calcium, 27% of their iron and 76% of their copper.

Fruit is lower by 16% in magnesium & calcium, 27% in zinc, 24% in iron, 20% in copper.

In meat, iron content fell by 54% and copper by 24%.

So modern farming methods have caused a severe depletion of minerals in our food.

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