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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
- 1267 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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greenplanet e. (155)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:55 pm
Not surprising, I guess, with soil deteriorating.
 

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.
 

Past Member (0)
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.
 

Michael Kirkby (95)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:02 pm
I concur with this as I grew up in the fifties.
 

Gloria picchetti (310)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:59 pm
I bet pollution messes up the water and soil.
 

june t. (66)
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. (440)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:00 am
noted
 

Sergio Padilla (63)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:39 pm
Not surprised ;( Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:13 am
Noted. Thanks.
 
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