HEALTHY LIVING STARTS IN THE SOIL
We are what we eat
But what we eat too often falls short of its nutritional potential. And the effects can be insidiously progressive, in both the developed and developing worlds. Understanding the interactions that link soil, food and human nutrition to counter the threat has now become a major inter-disciplinary pre-occupation of soil and crop scientists. It’s a challenging task.
Falling mineral levels in food threaten health
Supplement substitutes are not available everywhere
Finding ways of lifting nutrient levels in food, in the UK and abroad, is demanding, and the work now forms part of the institute’s 5-year strategic programme to 2022, Soil-to-Nutrition.