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.
Selective breeding to increase crop yields has let to genetic dilution, which has also in turn caused declines in protein and amino acid levels in produce.
This seems to be more proof that the industrialization of agriculture is a dangerous and slippery slope, and supporting organics is extremely important to our future.
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