Friday, March 7, 2008

"Mineral Deficiencies—and Their Fall Out"

Wondering why our nation's peoples are so obese, in poor health, popping vitamins and drugs like candy? They're f**king STARVING...on FULL STOMACHS...because the soil ain't what it used to be...AND we're still losing topsoil at a rate exceeding the Dust Bowl era!

And, when you consider that one year's production of urine from a moderately healthy person is enough to provide all the Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (and more) for ONE ACRE of garden or orchard, it begins to seem not merely stupid but suicidal. Especially when that same nutrient flowing to the sea is causing huge oceanic dead zones and toxic algae blooms. DUHHH!
See
Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants at the Permaculture Activist website. It's a golden opportunity, go with the flow, urine charge. Pee Here Now!

This table was recently published in Acres, USA.
Read Neal Kinsey's essay (PDF) on soil minerals here.
THIS is why I buy rock dust soil amendments for my garden. Search for local mineral sources here.


"Mineral Deficiencies—and Their Fall Out,"
by David Thomas, D.C

Full details at: www.mineralresourcesint.co.uk/research.html

Average Mineral Content of Food—1940-1991

Fruit

Loss

Sodium

29%

Potassium

19%

Phosphorous

(2%) (gain)

Magnesium

16%

Calcium

16%

Copper

20%

Iron

24%

Vegetables

Loss

Sodium

49%

Potassium

16%

Phosphorous

(9%) (gain)

Magnesium

24%

Calcium

46%

Copper

76%

Iron

27%

Meat

Loss

Sodium

30%

Potassium

16%

Phosphorus

28%

Magnesium

10%

Calcium

41%

Copper

24%

Iron

54%

Vegetables

Loss

Runner beans

Nearly 100% of sodium

Watercress

93% of copper

Carrots

75% of magnesium

Broccoli

75% of calcium

Spring onion

74% of calcium

Swede

71% of iron

Spinach

60% of iron

Potatoes

47% of phosphorous

Fruit

Loss

Orange

67% of iron

Avocado

62% of sodium

Strawberry

55% of calcium

Melon

45% of magnesium

Passion Fruit

43% of potassium

Raspberry

39% of calcium

Blackberry

35% of calcium

Rhubarb

32% of phosphorous

After viewing this table it should be incontestably obvious why we must remineralize our soils. We are literally starving on full stomachs from food grown on depleted soils. Obesity, degenerative and immune-deficient diseases are DIRECTLY related to mineral shortfalls in our diets.

See http://www.ohioearthfoods.com

Also http://attra.ncat.org/new_pubs/attra-pub/orgfert.php?id=Minnesota
for regions pertinent to folks on this forum,
and
http://attra.ncat.org/new_pubs/attra-pub/orgfert.php?id=Wisconsin

When I first learned about remineralization in the late 70's, it was from these folks in Massachusetts http://www.remineralize.org/
http://remineralize.org/joomla/index.php/Mineral-Products/
http://remineralize.org/joomla/index.php/A-Rock-Dust-Primer

Also see http://www.uoguelph.ca/%7Egeology/rocks_for_crops/

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