needgap, create startup ideas by solving problems http://needgap.com Submit problems for startups to solve for building startup ideas and creating products which people want. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 03:50:00 +0000 Mineral loss in the vegetables, declined by 90% #nutrition #agriculture Research estimates put 90% decline of minerals in vegetables in the last 100 years. This, added with <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6163803/">challenges in the diagnosis</a> of critical minerals in the human body is affecting the treatments for nutritional deficiency and related diseases.<div><br></div><div>Loss of minerals in the vegetables have been attributed to several causes such as <b>extermination of soil life</b> through modern farming practices of heavy tilling, over-fertilising, inadequate fertilisation, focussing on macronutrients etc.</div><div><br></div><div>For faster production, plants are fed Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium but <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_nutrition">other essential elements</a> which are required for the health of plants are ignored. This causes nutrient deficiency, not only for plants but also for other organisms which subsist on plants such as humans.</div><div><br></div><div>There is a need gap for startups to stop the loss of minerals in vegetables and also revitalise soil health.</div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/39-mineral-loss-in-the-vegetables-declined-by-90-nutrition-agriculture 39 Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:08:00 +0000