State of Science :: Commentaries
A Perspective on Nutrient Decline
Author(s): Dr. Don Davis
Op-ed by Dr. Don Davis, University of Texas-Austin, on the factors contributing to the decline in nutrient concentrations in common fruit and vegetable crops over the last five decades. This op-ed was first published in the March 2005 issue of "Food Technology." More information on nutrient decline and the dilution effect is presented in Dr. Davis's presentation February 20, 2006 at the annual meeting of the AAAS. See also a summary of his paper on nutrient decline in 43 garden crops.