Updated: May 16, 2020
Modern agriculture is depleting our soils of vital nutrients faster than they can be replenished, according to a 2015 UC Berkley report. This is not new news. Our scientists have been studying this for several decades. The addition of fertilizer improves yields but drains nutrients. The nitrogen-based fertilizer runoff has contaminated waterways, which saps the oxygen, and leads to dead zones.
HOW DOES THIS IMPACT ME?
The plants grown on depleted soil are less nutritious, which means your food is not as robust as it used to be even 10 years ago. Our foods are only as healthy as the soil in which they grew; this makes a strong argument for taking multivitamins.
WHAT CAN I DO?
While researchers and politicians are looking to work together for sustainable solutions, we can act locally to impact change.
1. Grow your own vegetables
Use compost to replenish and build a rich soil. This is easier than you might think. A 8x16 garden can produce a summer's worth of peas, beans, tomatoes, herbs, peppers, lettuce, and even squash and potatoes for the fall! Compost is a terrific way to recycle scraps, peels and stems to recapture nutrients.
2. Get a nutritional assessment
This will help you identify your nutrient gaps. Then, take targeted vitamin and mineral supplements to ensure you are meeting your daily intake requirements.
3. Write your State Representatives
For meaningful legislative change.
4. Support political groups
Work for sustainable solutions.
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Every step in the right direction is progress!
Until next Time ~ Be Kind to Yourself!