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The Relationships between Soil Health and Food Nutritional Quality
The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, has released “Exploring the Relationship Between Soil Health and Food Nutritional Quality: A Summary of Research Literature.”

Many on-farm and environmental benefits are associated with improving soil health. However, less is known about the relationship between soil health and food nutritional quality. Such a relationship would conceivably drive more demand for food grown using soil health practices, thereby bringing more environmental benefits to scale.

Supported by a grant from Hellmann’s, the Soil Health Institute partnered with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University to explore these relationships using data published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. The team found that very few studies reported sufficient data on the full breadth of crop and soil management, soil health measurements, and food nutritional quality required for thoroughly evaluating those relationships. For example, studies demonstrating differences in nutritional composition of food under different management practices often did not measure key parameters needed for assessing soil health.

“Little research of this nature has been conducted,” Dr. Honeycutt, an author of the report, said. “However, everything we know about how improving soil health increases nutrient availability in soils and nutrient uptake by plants points to the likelihood of increasing food nutritional quality using soil health management systems."

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