LivingFuel HealthAlert: From The Ground Up

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Posted on 8th March 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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We’re only a couple of weeks from the official start of Spring and for a lot of people it means planting their vegetable gardens. The month of March is also National Nutrition Month, so it is a good time to think about what we eat. This year’s theme is “Nutrition From the Ground Up” and that’s the right place to start.

The nutritional value of vegetables and fruits begins with the quality of the soil. Soil has been defined as the characteristics that support life. Unfortunately, much of the soil used in the United States and around the world is nutrient-poor. Why? Among other things, it is because of gross mismanagement of the soil by many of the companies that grow the majority of the nation’s food supply. The methods companies use to grow food (including maximum yield mass farming) have removed most of the nutrients from the soil without replacing them. We have lost about 90% of the mineral content from our soil and fertilizer only replaces a small amount. Some farms are already 100% depleted. That spells nutritional disaster for our country!

In addition to the problem of soil depletion, we also have to deal with soil contamination. Chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbacides have destroyed most of the precious microorganisms necessary for growing food from the ground up. Soil contamination (pollution) is another national disaster. We’ve allowed big companies to use and dispose of contaminants with little consequence. We’ve poured and sprayed toxic chemicals all over the soil that we now need so desperately for our food supply. You can learn more about the problem of soil depletion and other causes of the serious degradation in the quality of our food supply at http://www.livingfuel.com/Health_Alert_Our_Food_Supply.aspx .

Fortunately, there is an answer. It’s called organic farming. It uses crop rotation, compost, mechanical cultivation, green manure, and biological pest control to rebuild the nutrient value of soil. The growing demand for organic fruits and vegetables has seen an increase in organically managed farmland. It’s still only about 1% of the world’s farm land, but it is growing in size.

Living Fuel is committed to supporting organic farming and the improvement of our soil and food supply. We use only the best natural ingredients for our products to ensure Living Fuel’s potency, purity, quality, and bioavailability (www.livingfuel.com).

Here’s to your Super Health!

KC