Fruits and Vegetables are Pollutes.
Plastic participles are more concentrated in fruits than in vegetables. Fruits have a larger size which makes them more likely to contain microplastic. The tree has Microplastic in it. The root system of fruit trees is larger than vegetables. Microplastic was detected in fruits and vegetables for the first time by Margherita Ferrante and her team from the University of Catania in Italy. Microplastic can be seen in lettuce, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, apples, and pear.
A second peer-reviewed study has shown that plastic is sucked up by the roots of food crops. The plastic is absorbed by the roots of the lettuce and wheat plant. Apples have the highest amount of pollution for fruits and vegetables. The number of microplastic found in fruits and vegetables is lower than in water from a plastic bottle.
This is the first time we have heard of plastic getting into vegetables, but we have known about it for years. If it is getting into vegetables, it is also getting into everything that eats vegetables as well, which means it is in our meat and dairy as well. Plastic can pass through the intact barriers of plant tissue, according to researchers. There are serious concerns about the safety of the food we eat.
An urgent investigation is called for by researchers and environmentalists. Consumers should too. Is the food we eat safe for our children? Is there no safe food available anymore because of our destruction of the planet?
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