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 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 these factors are causing the top three, fertile layers of our soil to erode.
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.
Lastly, the use of NPK (Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K)) fertilizers, which do not replace the soil with necessary organic matter that produces nutrients.
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 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 it all you might, it is the only solution.
We cannot force industrial farmers to replace the minerals in our soil . . . yet