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Nutritional Value of Food at Risk: Fruits and Vegetables Now Less Nutritious


Science & Tech  (tags: Austin, Cherie Calbom, Donald R. Davis, Lisa Garber, One, Stanford, University of Texas )

Judy
- 621 days ago - nationofchange.org
The nutritional value of foods is at risk, with the amount of nutrients found in fruits and vegetables having diminished greatly over the years. One apple today may carry half the amount of nutrients as an apple produced 50 years ago.



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Cheryl O. (82)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:46 pm
It's hard to say what you are even eating these days. I man wow, Frankenstine food. you may glow in the dark after you eat it. I think every single person should have to sit and watch these videos about the truth of what is in our food. Isn't it so irritating that people just don't even seem to care or notice at all what is going on with our food, these factory farms, I cry when I see what they do to these poor animals. I honestly sometimes wonder what planet this is, straight out of a sci fy movie OMG
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:55 pm
Not surprising, I guess, with soil deteriorating.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:44 pm
Interesting and yes I agree not surprising. I think we should learn how to grow our own and turn our lawns, front and back yards into vegie and fruit gardens because it's going to get very expensive. Already people are eating take away becuase it's cheaper, but not in the long run when you're sick and need medical helps.
 

Terry V. (30)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:08 pm
Not surpring. The air , water and soil are all polluted
 

Pogle S. (88)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:13 am
It's a sad state of affairs when the bottom line is money and not health.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:53 am
Thank you Judy.
 

John S. (300)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:40 am
When consumers demand perfect looking fruits and vegitables this is what happens. Sure it can travel, but I'm not certain that is a benefit.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:02 pm
I concur with this as I grew up in the fifties.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:59 pm
I bet pollution messes up the water and soil.
 

june t. (65)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:28 pm
Well, I wonder where Dr. Oz is on this one... Have been reading about this looming problem since the 1970's, and now the very thing warned about is here. No surprise, but it is sad, especially since the dire possibilities were warned about and ignored. Always "more scientific studies needed"... b.s.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:00 am
noted
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:39 pm
Not surprised ;( Thanks
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:13 am
Noted. Thanks.
 
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