The rise and fall of food minerals.
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.
SourceNutrition and health 20:3-4 2011 pg 209-29
Pub Type(s)Journal Article