Friday, July 8, 2011

Green Choice Attracts Persecution

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8215353/julie_bass_oak_park_michigan_woman.html?cat=9

A front yard that faces a city street is not actually an ideal spot for a vegetable garden; the vegetables will absorb lead and other pollutants from motor vehicle emissions. It's a good idea to eat only plants that have grown 30 feet or more away from a road where motor vehicles go.

However, I wish Julie Bass all success in planting something more useful than that boring-boring-boring invasive weed, bermudagrass, in her front yard. (I'm not aware of any adverse health effects associated with planting flowers or non-food crops close to a road.)