Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?
Fruits and vegetables are losing their nutritional value. This article discusses the various causes, and sheds some light about the nutritional difference between GMO and non GMO products.

Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

By Marco Torres

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Due to currents levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. But what’s the nutritional difference between a carrot in 1950s and one today?

Higher antioxidant levels, lower pesticide loads, better farming practices all lead to a more nutritious end product when choosing organic over GMO foods. But the primary culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion: Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. Sadly, each successive generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant carrot is truly less good for you than the one before.

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