The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems

Restoring Calcium from the Soil to the Gut

August 25, 2023 Mary Lucero Season 2 Episode 14
The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems
Restoring Calcium from the Soil to the Gut
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Calcium is an abundant mineral that is unlikely to be missing in soils of semi-arid farmland.  Yet plants and people are often calcium deficient.  Host Mary Lucero discusses symptoms of calcium deficiencies and reasons why crops and soils may require added calcium.  She then shows us  why even when crops and soils have sufficient calcium, diets may still need  supplementation.   


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Micronutrient Inadequacies in the US Population: an Overview

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The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems Podcast Introduction by David Lucero.
Theme music by Zakhar Valaha 

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Calcium Deficiency in Plants and People
Importance of Calcium in Plants/Health