Saturday, March 14, 2009

Whatever for vegetables

Our veggies lack substance. "[E]fforts to increase food production have actually produced food that is less nourishing. Fruits seem to be less affected by genetic and environmental dilution, but one can't help but wonder how nutritionally bankrupt veggies can be avoided."

Those pills won't cut it either. "Researchers who examined the pill-popping habits of nearly 162,000 American women aged 50 to 79 found that although they swallowed dietary supplements by the bucketload, there was no sign that they reduced common cancers, heart disease or deaths."

Hmmm, maybe those substance-free vegetables are OK after all? Gotta love modern food science. Me and Iain will stick to fruit.

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