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Our fruits and veggies are sucking up microplastics through their roots

25 Jun 2020

Plastic is everywhere—and now it’s in our produce.

Microplastics—tiny pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters in length—can now be found throughout the ocean and all over protected national parks. They’ve been found in our seafood, salt, and even beer. Now, new research has shown that microplastics can penetrate the roots of crops, traveling up the plant into the parts we eat.

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