Monday, July 18, 2011

Is it safe to eat Bayview's homegrown food?

Bayview resident and SJSU student, Jennifer Gorospe, has announced that her research into soil toxicity in the neighborhood is available online.

She has created a website that includes basic information on heavy metals and gardens, as well as overall findings of her project. Special features include maps that show the levels of metals that were found in each garden alongside income and race/ethnicity data.

Jennifer's work also provides detail about the relationship between the concentrations of the metals in our soil and gardening models and demographic factors that might alter the chances of toxicity.

Jennifer is cited in the recent report: "Urban Agriculture in Bayview Hunters Point - Status 2011."

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