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The rise and fall of food minerals.

Abstract

Climax fertility developed in early times with higher plants and animals developing to use this high standard of mineral nutrition. This climax fertility is built on carbon fixed from the air by plants. This carbon provides the energy to soil micro-organisms. Both those dependant on soil organic matter and those that draw energy and minerals directly from the plant. These micro-organisms increase plant mineral content and provide other life compounds. Agricultural activity has broken this climax fertility leading to a fall in food chain minerals.

Authors

Reeves J

Source

Nutrition and health (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) 20:3-4 2011 pg 209-29

MeSH

Animals
Biotechnology
Crops, Agricultural
Humans
Micronutrients
Minerals
Mycorrhizae
Nitrogen Fixation
Plants, Edible

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22141194