Industrial Farming is Giving us Less Nutritious Food

The commercially grown vegetables, fruits and grains that we are eating today are significantly less nutritious than these foods were 100 years ago, or even just 30 years ago.

Plant breeders have increased yields in most crops, but this is causing our food´s nutrient content to decline. We now have solid, scientific evidence of this troubling trend.

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Background info here:
Declining Fruit and Vegetable Nutrient Composition: What Is the Evidence?
Donald R. Davis
HortScience 44: 15-19 (2009)

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Shoes burn down the Amazon!

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Top name brands implicated in Amazon destruction

New Greenpeace report shows how the cattle industry in Brazil is feeding demand for raw resources and “Slaughtering the Amazon

The Greenpeace report “Slaughtering the Amazon” is the product of a three-year investigation into Brazil’s cattle industry, the country’s chief source of CO2 emissions and the largest single driver of deforestation anywhere in the world. Our investigation exposed the Brazilian government’s complicity in bankrolling deforestation in the Amazon, as well as several top name shoe brands – such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and Timberland – whose demand for leather may be supporting cattle ranchers that are illegally slaughtering the Amazon.

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