Why is our Soil so depleted of Minerals

There are about 5 reasons why the nutrition is going out of our soil and, consequently, out of our food.

First, our soil is eroding. We’re losing all of our fertile topsoil due to erosion. Soil erosion is caused by the bulldozing, burning, and cultivation of the plant material that was used to nourish the soil and the removal of the kind of plant cover fertile topsoil

needs to thrive. All of these factors are causing the top three, fertile layers of our soil to erode away. (See source 6 below)

Second, our mineral-rich topsoil has been so ravaged by over-farming that there is not enough

fertile, mineral-containing soil left.

Third, farmers are breeding high yield varieties of plants with weak root systems that cannot absorb the few nutrients that are left in the soil.

Fourth, the use of pesticides negatively impacts the nutritional quality of food greatly.
Lastly, the use of NPK fertilizers, which do not replace the soil with necessary organic matter that produces nutrients. (see source 7 below) – and……

Not to mention the genetic breeding of less nutritious, hardier, higher yielding plant varieties that provide huge quantities of food but not nutrient-dense, high quality food.

All of these factors have resulted in what is called “mineral dilution” or “nutrient dilution” of our food.

If we cannot get our nutrients from our food anymore, we’re going to have to put them back into our bodies and soil again. That’s the only solution. Think on it all you might, it is the only solution.

We cannot force industrial farmers to replace the minerals in our soil . . . yet.

Source

(6) WWF. Soil erosion and degradation. http://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/soil-erosion-and- degradation
(7) Our Disappearing Minerals and Their Vital Health Role (Part1). Natural News. http://www.naturalnews.com/023237_minerals_health_soil.html

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