Problem

Decline in nutritional quality of food

Other Names:
Reduced nutrients in fresh foods
Incidence:

Three studies of historical food composition have shown 5-40% declines in some of the minerals in fresh produce, and another study found a similar decline in our protein sources (Davis D R., Declining fruit and vegetable nutrient composition: What is the evidence? American Society of Horticultural Science (February 1, 2009).

Claim:

The diet of developed countries consist of adulterated and denatured foods, from which the most precious essential factors have been removed by colouring, bleaching, heating and preserving.

Narrower Problems:
Predominance of fast food
Values:
Quality
Decline
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality Education
Date of last update
18.04.2019 – 11:37 CEST