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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.

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  • Authors

    Reeves J

    Source

    Nutrition and health 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