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Saturday, October 20, 2012

How Chemicals and Food Processing Methods Affect Our Food:

  • The over-cultivated soil in which we grow our food is depleted of zinc, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, calcium, and magnesium.

•The superphosphate fertilizers we use in place of manure contain mainly nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, but are deficient of the many vital trace elements contained in good, old-fashioned manure.

•Pesticides and herbicides destroy soil microorganisms and affect plant nutrition.

•Refining wheat into white flour strips it of between fifty and eighty-eight percent, of its cobalt, magnesium, zinc, chromium, and manganese. 

•Refining sugar cane into white sugar depletes it of ninety-nine percent of its magnesium and ninety-three percent of its chromium.

•Polishing rice removes seventy-five percent of its zinc and chromium. 

•Many additives, artificial coloring, preservatives, and stabilizers destroy nutrients and, further, work to impair nutrient absorption. 

•Pollution works to deplete nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

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