According to recent research, modern-day agricultural techniques are making our crops nutrient deficient. According to a 30-year Rodale Institute study on farm systems, organic farming methods use almost 50 percent less energy than conventional chemical farming techniques. The latest science has shown that elevated carbon dioxide levels cause a “junk food effect,” meaning food is less nutrient dense. One step we can all take to slow and reverse this process is to advocate for cleaner energy sources such as wind, geothermal, and solar, which will curb carbon pollution. And of course, whenever possible, buy local and organic produce.
- With the world’s population reaching approximately 7.5 billion this year, the fact that the nutrition levels in our food supply is plummeting is not good news.
- Increasing carbon dioxide levels in the world’s atmosphere contribute to the “junk food effect”, which can lead to global malnutrition.
- Modern agriculture, which is supposed to be responsible for feeding the world, is actually causing pollution, as compared to organic farming.
“It’s going to take a lot of food to feed that many people, which is why the news that nutrition levels are plummeting in food is even more concerning.”
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