maandag 18 september 2017

"The great nutrient collapse"

Helena Bottemiller Evich in Politico: "The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention."

Gert van der Hoek on Dutch Foodlog:
"Cereal and soybean containing less protein and minerals and vegetables with more sugar. You would almost think that plants grow a bit towards the junk food we like to get rid of..."

An extensive article in Politoco tells us, that the increasing level of CO2 in our atmosphere, makes plants (anywhere in the world) grow faster. Due to this rapid growth plants absorb less minerals from the soil. As a result plants contain less and less useful nutrients for (human and animal) consumption. It may be clear that this has a major impact on animal and human health, globally.

Read this eyeopening article on Politico.

Mathematician Irakli Loladze tosses sugar over vegetables outside his home in Lincoln Nebraska, to illustrate how the sugar content of the plants we eat is increasing as a result of rising carbon dioxide levels. Loladze was the first scientist to publish research connecting rising CO2 and changes in plant quality to human nutrition. | Geoff Johnson for POLITICO



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