Is There Lead In Your Veggie Patch?
Do you have a veggie patch at home? Are you curious about whether the soil in your garden is safe to use? According to a survey from Macquarie University’s VegeSafe project, more than a third of the soil tested across thousands of Australian homes had unsafe levels of lead.
Since more than half of Australians grow food such as herbs, fruits, and vegetables, we decided to chat with an expert about the project.
The Daily spoke with Dr. Cynthia Isley, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of earth and environmental sciences, from Macquarie University.
To get your own garden soil tested, please visit the Vegesafe website.
This interview is inspired by the article ‘One-third of backyard soil unsafe to grow vegies‘ in Macquarie University’s publication The Lighthouse.