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.


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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