A study published in 2004 by the University of Texas examined USDA nutrient data from 1950 and 1999 from 43 different garden crops. They found declines in protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin, and vitamin C. The declines ranged from 6% (protein) to 38% (riboflavin).
Another study published in 2020 found that the protein content in wheat fell by 23% from 1955 to 2016. This means our grain products are less nutritious, and animals that eat grains are getting less nutrition, too.
We're bringing the nutrients back!
In our new membership program, Growing Healthy, we'll help you grow and prepare truly nourishing food. The program includes:
- Gardening tips and troubleshooting
- Boosting nutrition while growing and after harvest
- Food preparation and storage for best nutrition
- Food as Medicine
You can sign up now for a 20% early bird discount when you join Growing Healthy. Our founding members will also get special heirloom seed packets and other surprise gifts.