08 Jul '12, 5am

Toxic Tomatoes: What Urban Gardeners Should Know

A report published in the journal "Environmental Pollution " once again reminds us that as the urban gardening boom continues to grow, it is important to teach people tips on how to ensure the food they grow is safe for eating after all their labors of love. Siting Factors and Vegetable Variations Researchers from the Technical University of Berlin tested vegetables of various types from gardens across Germany's capital city. Although the risks of contamination of urban gardens has been discussed before, this study attempts to determine what factors favor siting of a safe urban garden and what vegetables might be less susceptible to contamination.The results of the study confirm the potential for vegetables to extract heavy metals from the soils in which they are grown, indicating that merely washing vegetables free of the local soil may be insufficient protection from the...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/toxic-tomatoes-what-...

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