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Re: harvesting and contaminants

From: user 1.
Sent on: Sunday, November 4, 2012 12:05 PM
Thanks everyone!  I didn't know that fruit is less affected internally by pollution than leaves/branches and roots.

Marlene - regarding cost/benefit analyses - I truly wasn't sure which was worse: car exhaust and rock salt, or commercial pesticides... pretty sad that we have to question that.


Subject: Re: [Wild-Foodies-of-Philly] Cheryl's apple tree needs harvesting
From: Marlene
Date: November 3,[masked]:55 PM
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On the one hand, the plant is exposed to excess carbon dioxide (a good thing for plants), on the other hand, the plant has been exposed to other types of particulates from exhaust.  Are these things better/worse than the insecticides sprayed in commercial orchards?  In anything, it is a cost/benefit analysis.  

BTW: the yellow apple tree on Rt 73 in Palmyra, NJ behind Roger Wilco is almost bare.  Hope everyone was able to enjoy. 


When you choose not to choose, you have still made a choice.

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From: Natalie D'Amato <[address removed]>
To: wild-foodies-of-philly-list <[address removed]>
Sent: Fri, Nov 2,[masked]:49 am
Subject: Re: [Wild-Foodies-of-Philly] Cheryl's apple tree needs harvesting

This is the 2nd time (Hugh of the Nature Studies group, also suggested it) I've now seen mention of foraging in parking lots.  Aren't these highly contaminated places?  I would love to be able to make use of such a bountiful resource, but I've avoided doing so because of the contamination...  opinions?

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