The Treehugging Outdoorsman

A Tree That Sucks In Toxins?
April 18, 2009, 9:14 pm
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While I was watching the news last night, I saw this intriguing stuff about some scientists who grew 2 types of genetically-modified plants that are said to remove toxic compounds from our environment. Wow. that is some experiment. One of the group developed a small plant that is related to cabbage and mustard that can actually clean up the soil contaminated with cyclonite, a substance being used in explosives that is said to be highly toxic and carcinogenic!

The other group modified a poplar tree to soak somecancer-causing compunds from soil, water and air. I never even knew it can be done. Well, at least now I know that it was done and is really helping big time in helping our environment. as of now they are still testing if it will be really effective if used but i do hope that it somehow works because God knows we need more things like this at the rate people are polluting our environment.