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Topic: should food grown within city limits be subject to testing before eating?

Anonymous A started this discussion 1 week ago #65,991

What sort of soil contaminants are there in this unfertile, unproductive land? High levels of toxins have been found only inches below the topsoil layer in many urban areas.
You don't eat shell fish out of a busy harbor, why eat mutant discolored urban tomatoes?

Anonymous B joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 6 minutes later[^] [v] #813,208

> No poll

Anonymous C joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 4 minutes later, 10 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #813,209

@OP
Geez big government, get off my back! If people at the farmer's market start dying, then I'll stop going there.

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 1 week ago, 20 minutes later, 31 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #813,213

@813,208 (B)
Sorry
@previous (C)
Enjoy your mercury poisoning

Dead !Pool..v42s joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 1 hour later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #813,246

Not all towns have chemicals poisoning the water supply, I personally wouldn't eat food grown locally here, in west Texas, because of the amount of chromium 32 that has been found in the water. Know your city, know your pollutants.

Anonymous E joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 27 minutes later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #813,251

currently posting with a fat tomato in my pulp filled throat

Anonymous E double-posted this 1 week ago, 18 hours later, 21 hours after the original post[^] [v] #813,413

@OP I appreciate your sincere worry for my safety and I am glad this is not concern trolling. Your feedback is important to me.

Urban gardens are easy to do safely. If growing in old soil with an unknown past you can send soil samples to local university extension offices. They provide free or low cost testing for common hazards like heavy metals and will also detect mineral deficiencies.

I grow in 10–20 gallon UV-stable plastic tubs from Anderson Die & Manufacturing Co. My soil media is a potting mix blend of perlite, composted bark, chicken manure, and peat moss. I fertilize with Roots Organics liquids. Both the soil and fertilizer are tested for heavy metals and intended for human consumption.

T. Hanks

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 1 week ago, 2 hours later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #813,457

@previous (E)
Enjoy your Bisphenol A contaminated, mutant discolored urban tomatoes.

Anonymous E replied with this 1 week ago, 1 minute later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #813,458

@previous (A)
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Anonymous B replied with this 1 week ago, 37 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #813,473

@813,413 (E)

The air is dirty thanks

Anonymous E replied with this 1 week ago, 3 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #813,481

@previous (B)
Yes it is thanks

Anonymous B replied with this 1 week ago, 8 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #813,487

@previous (E)

Soil is dirty too

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 1 week ago, 1 minute later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #813,488

@previous (B)
Not when it's clean dirt

Anonymous E replied with this 1 week ago, 4 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #813,490

@813,487 (B)
That's why I wash my produce in high quality municipal tap water before consumption.

Anonymous F joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 1 minute later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #813,493

No

Anonymous B replied with this 1 week ago, 48 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #813,511

@813,488 (A)

Yeah byt you'res has 💩 in it
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