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Microplastics are invading our farm lands, and researchers say the problem is even bigger than they first believed

You’ve probably heard a lot about microplastics in the oceans in recent years, and while this remains a very serious problem, researchers say there could be an even bigger threat right here on land.  Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that range from the size of a grain of rice all the way down to microscopic, and they are ingested by a wide range of creatures and accumulate as you go up the food chain. They cause damage to organs and leach toxic chemicals that can impact reproduction, growth and immune function.  Read more...



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