13 Sep '11, 8pm

When soil isn’t green (it’s people): via @grist

When soil isn’t green (it’s people): via @grist

Volunteers participate in a soil remediation project at Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco Photo: Zoe Kroll As someone who works on urban agricultural policy, I'm often asked, "Is city-grown food safe?" The question comes from aspiring urban gardeners and concerned eaters alike. And it seems to stem from both a fear of the known and a fear of the unknown. First, the fear of the known: Common urban contaminants include lead, arsenic, and other heavy metals leaked into soil from old paint, leaded gasoline, modern car exhaust, and industrial land-use. These metals are responsible for a whole host of maladies. Heavy exposure to lead, for example, can harm the nervous system and result in other developmental disabilities, especially in children. In San Francisco, where I work, a recent study of garden soils confirmed the presence of residual lead in many parts of the city. Simi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/urban-agriculture/2011-09-13-is-city...

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