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Is it Safe to Eat Food Grown in Urban Gardens?

Touch the Soil News #1022 (Feature photo – Chicago Urban Farm – CCA 2.0 Generic)

Treehugger, a leading media outlet dedicated to sustainability just put out a story on this important question: Is it safe to eat food grown in urban gardens? Considering the toxicity levels in some urban areas it is an important question.

The short answer is that scientists agree on one thing – as long as you use compost and wash the garden vegetables, you are likely all right. Following is the link to the whole story which has a number of key insights:

https://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/safe-eat-food-city-gardens.html

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