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Wheat nutrition info - Mollison

 
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I recall seeing a video from a Bill Mollison PDC a few years ago, in which he explained how today's wheat contains fewer nutrients than wheat grown before modern ag.  Would anyone have that info?  I recall that it was truly shocking just how much less protein, minerals and vitamins even the same varieties had in say 1990 (?) as opposed to 1900.  I will start growing einkorn this year, so I'm thinking about wheat.
 
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Evidence of decreasing mineral density in wheat grain over the last 160 years Fan et al. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2008;22(4):315-24

Not sure that's the best place to read it but there is an article on the subject.
 
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Wow - that is some heavy reading!  Much appreciate - thanks!
 
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