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April 2002 Issue

Easy Ways to Compensate for Minor Mineral Losses in Soil

Q. I’ve heard the soil today is depleted of minerals, making crops mineral-poor and that we need to compensate by taking supplements. Is this true? A. Perhaps partly. While it appears there may been some decline in the mineral content of fruits and vegetables—based on two reports we found—the evidence is not solid. Moreover, even if true, the situation is not as dismal as some supplement manufacturers would have you believe. Two separate studies, one in the United Kingdom and the other

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