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    Default Research: Crop plants are taking up microplastics

    July 13th, 2020
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    Microplastics (MPs), i.e., tiny plastic particles less than 5 millimeters in length, can now be found throughout the ocean and other aquatic ecosystems, and even in our seafood and salt. As MPs have become ubiquitous, scientists have become concerned about the transfer of MPs from the environment to the food chain and the potential impact of MPs on human health.
    Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently found that microplastics are indeed contaminating edible plants, including vegetables we eat. The study was published in Nature Sustainability on July 13.

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    Default Re: Research: Crop plants are taking up microplastics

    I heard of microplastics being in sea and in our seafood but I never thought it would appear in vegetables! That's quite shocking. This is seriously getting worse everyday....

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    Indeed. I've read about mechanical attempts to remove plastic from seawater but I think the scale is so massive that such attempts would be meaningless. I am 100% in favor of substituting some other material in place of plastic wherever that's possible, and especially in clothing!
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    Microplastics on your veggies??? Just think, you'll no longer need to sprinkle your broccoli with grated parmesan cheese. "sarc"
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