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Beyond organic - a practical guide to nutrient-dense food

Vegetables, fruits, and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago. 

This is a matter of serious concern, since poor nutrition has been linked to myriad health problems including cancer, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. For optimum health we must increase the nutrient density of our foods to the levels enjoyed by previous generations.

To grow produce of the highest nutritional quality the essential minerals lacking in our soil must be replaced, but this re-mineralization calls for far more attention to detail than the simple addition of composted manure or NPK fertilizers. 

The Intelligent Gardener demystifies the process, while simultaneously debunking much of the false and misleading information perpetuated by both the conventional and organic agricultural movements. In doing so, it conclusively establishes the link between healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy people.

©2013 Steve Solomon (P)2020 Tantor

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Seems to revel in putting down all other approaches

Hard for me to get past his generalizations of the failures of all other approaches except his.

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  • 05-26-20

Tough to follow as an Audiobook

The book is jammed full of facts and figures , and hearing it without a visual representation made it very difficult to absorb.
The narration was good and clear and delivered well.

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  • Jenny Tucker
  • 12-25-20

looked good, but disappointed+++

struggled to finish, if fact couldn't finish. tried and tried to like it, but left it for better books. author is arrogant, self important, and boring.

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