Are 'Mass Food Production' and 'Nutrient Density' Incompatible Goals? -

“Our 50-year experiment with industrial agriculture has failed. I believe this conclusion will be readily apparent to anyone willing to seriously examine American diet and health statistics over the past century.” John Iker, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, Columbia

The impact of a changing agriculture industry.

The vanishing micronutrient-content of our food is alarming. But it is perhaps not that surprising. Since the early 20th century, when most farms were family-run, and produced for a local market, America’s agriculture industry has changed beyond all recognition.

Agricultural production became increasingly mechanized, allowing smaller farms to be consolidated into larger businesses. And the trend towards mass-production and crop specialization is only growing in today’s industrial, global food system.

Modern land use has stripped micronutrients from soil.

The pursuit of high yields and low costs has made American agriculture dependent on practices that strip micronutrients from the earth.  Fertilizers, pesticides, high plant density, deforestation, and irrigation have all been consistently linked to declining nutrient density in soils, and the food it produces.

This is a global issue. The world has depleted over 7.5 million square miles of land, an area the size of the United States and Canada together, according to a 1991 estimate by the International Soil Reference and Information Centre.

“If soil loss continues at present rates, it is estimated that there is only another 48 years of topsoil left. Nutrition Security Institute, 2006

And the problem is particularly bad in America. Over the past century, minerals in the soil of North America have depleted by 85 percent, worse than any other region. Scientists have been sounding the alarm for almost a century, but the pressure to produce food in mass quantities seem to have drowned out those alarms.

The fact that micronutrient deficiencies have been linked to mood and mental wellness*, as well as a host of other health factors, make it particularly concerning that – in a world of advanced technology and nutritional knowledge – the nutrient density of our plates and green juices is actually declining. That’s why prioritizing micronutrient absorption is important for optimal health, now more than ever.

MicroNourish Core Micronutrients are a great place to start. The formula contains the ame trace minerals and macro-minerals that originate in the soil. The nutrients are blended with absorption in mind; each trace element carefully balanced to facilitate your absorption of the others.

MicroNourish Core Micronutrients is the cornerstone of The MicroNourish System, designed to target brain and gut balance for mood balance, mental clarity and a calmer relationship with food.

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