How Chemical Fertilizers are Destroying your Body, the Soil and your Food
So how do chemical fertilizers destroy our bodies, soils and food? This is an interesting research that has been Thomas Corriher in association with Health Wyze Magazine.
Thomas Corriher argues that chemicals fertilizers have led to declined soil productivity hence lower yield. He also says that the use of chemical fertilizers has led to nutritionally-deficient foods. They also contain toxic chemicals such as candium and mercury which can be a source of health ailments such as cancer. Chemical fertilizers kill a large percentage of the soil microorganisms. Soil that is deprived of its micro organisms undergo a rapid decline in the in soil structure and it loses its essential ability to retain water, air and nutrients. Plants grown in such depleted soils are extremely suseptible to damage from diseases, insects and drought.
On the other hand, organically grown fruits and vegetables have significantly more anti-oxidants, polyphenols and enzymes which are good for our health. Moreover, organic fertilizers are good for the soil. They maintain the soil structure and replenish nutrients in an environmentally friendly manner.