KILLING OUR SOILS: INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION THE CULPRIT
An internationally recognised expert on food and farming has warned that industrially produced fruit and vegetables are robbing our plants of their own
protection system and significantly reducing their mineral and antioxidant properties.
In the latest interview in the Soils For Life video series, Dr Maarten Stapper says fruit and vegetables are mass produced in soils lacking the essential
ingredient – microbes.
“Those microbes have been killed by our chemicals over the past 60 to 70 years. The more species are killed, the more problems we get”. “95% of the microbes are beneficial. They support the plant, they feed the plant, they protect the plant and the plant feeds them with carbons leaking out through the root system”.
“A meta data analysis in Europe showed that organic food had 50% more antioxidants than the industrial food that we buy in the shops”.
Dr. Maarten Stapper's interview can be found here.
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