Study suggests nutrient decline in garden crops over past 50 years Public release date: 1-Dec-2004 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Barbra Rodriguezbrodriguez@mail.utexas.edu 512-232-0675University of Texas at Austin AUSTIN, Texas – A recent study of 43 garden crops led by a University of Texas at Austin biochemist suggests that their nutrient value has declined in recent decades while farmers have been planting crops designed to improve other traits. The study was designed to investigate the effects of modern agricultural methods on the nutrient content of foods. The study, based on U.S. According to Davis, establishing meaningful changes in nutrient content over a 50-year time interval was a significant challenge. "It is much more reliable to look at average changes in the group rather than in individual foods, due to uncertainties in the 1950 and 1999 values," Davis said. These nutrients included protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin and ascorbic acid. NOTE: For a color photo of Dr. [ Print | E-mail AAAS and EurekAlert!
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Depleted Soils Dept of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison With sufficient quantities of food in an affluent society and raised public awareness of environmental quality, there is growing concern about the quality of food and demand for more accountability of how food is grown. Several studies of historical food composition tables show an apparent decline in food nutrient content over the past 70 years. This decline has been attributed to soil degradation and the “mining” of soil fertility by industrial agriculture. In this presentation, USDA food composition tables are reexamined and factors of food nutrient content will be related to soil quality. At the end of the Twentieth Century, food security is no longer an issue for an affluent society. Is Chemical Farming Making Our Food Less Nutritious? The USDA has been compiling nutritive data of foods since the late 1800’s and published the first data tables in 1896 (Atwater, 1896). Atwater, W. Bear, F.E., S.J. FNIC. 2000. Jack, A. 1998.
Mangosteen Index | Search | Home | Morton Morton, J. 1987. Mangosteen. p. 301–304. In: Fruits of warm climates. Julia F. Morton, Miami, FL. One of the most praised of tropical fruits, and certainly the most esteemed fruit in the family Guttiferae, the mangosteen, Garcinia mangostana L., is almost universally known or heard of by this name. Description The mangosteen tree is very slow-growing, erect, with a pyramidal crown; attains 20 to 82 ft (6-25 m) in height, has dark-brown or nearly black, flaking bark, the inner bark containing much yellow, gummy, bitter latex. The fruit, capped by the prominent calyx at the stem end and with 4 to 8 triangular, flat remnants of the stigma in a rosette at the apex, is round, dark-purple to red-purple and smooth externally; 1 1/3 to 3 in (3.4-7.5 cm) in diameter. Origin and Distribution The place of origin of the mangosteen is unknown but is believed to be the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas; still, there are wild trees in the forests of Kemaman, Malaya. Varieties
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