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However, you also need to offset a vegetarian diet with some sort of protein otherwise you'll be in trouble pretty quickly.
Originally posted by Neysa
Obviously, one of the main reasons that veggies are not as nutritious, is that we don't rotate our crops or let our fields rest.
Factory farms plant the same crop season after season in the same field, as a general rule.
Certain plants will deplete a field of certain nutrients. Others will add those very same nutrients back to the soil. You need to rotate the crops.
Also, any good gardener knows that you have to feed your soil to maintain it's health. Where I live, the soil is called gumbo. A mixture of clay and sandy soil. It's crap. It's taken me years of adding compost and manure to my garden to make it healthy.
Recycling at it's best.