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Looks Great, Less Nutritious? | Mother Jones August 8, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Food Culture.
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Eating all your vegetables was a lot better for you in the ’50s. Store-bought veggies weren’t as pretty back then, but according to USDA data, they were packed with a lot more nutrients than their modern counterparts. The likely reason for the nutritional drop is that hybrid crops are often bred for size and color, not nutrients. Below, the stats for a few crops that have gone to seed.

via Looks Great, Less Nutritious? | Mother Jones.

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