Takeaways:

  • Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have found that tomatoes grown in untreated, lead-contaminated soils are safe to eat.
  • Tested with various phosphate-based fertilisers and no fertiliser, the tomatoes have lead levels well below the recommended consumption levels.
  • The findings represent good news for local produce lovers in cities like Chicago, which has historically been plagued by pollution and contaminated soils.

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