Plants that "eat" metal


The speed of growth, and the limited eco-system required, tends to prevent these specific species from widely being used.

But I’m sure they’re working on it, as mentioned.

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Wouldn’t one of those plants be Rice, hence the arsenic problem?

I don’t think it’s whats under consideration, just the abstract here:

Suggests that the issue with rice is it’s general biome encourages dissolution of arsenic:

“The uptake of arsenic compounds in rice comes mainly from its interaction with system soil/water in the reducing conditions typical of paddy fields”

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