A recent article in the New York Post regarding a study about herbs and vegetables that are grown in cop-op or community gardens in Brooklyn, New York has left many people extremely concerned for their health.
The study, done by Cornell University, found that there are high levels of toxicity present in vegetables and herbs such as carrots, kale and cilantro, including an unsafe amount of lead.
Community gardens are popping up more and more in cities throughout New York and New Jersey. Often a once vacant lot quickly becomes a garden after members of the community chip in to help grow and sell the food at local farmers markets. However, unsafe soil can lead to a whole mess of problems.