Attack of the Metal Eating Plants

David Salt (R), John Freeman

Genetically modified plants may be the green solution for cleaning up polluted sites. Researchers David Salt and John Freeman aim to develop plants that remove toxic metals from the environment in a process known as phytoremediation, or extract useful metals from soil, a process known as phytomining.

The attack of the metal eating plants! Much cheaper than bulldozing the soil and carting it off for landfill or to some decontamination facility.

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