STUDIE

Marie Lukasiewicz

2015 - 2017

"Trace metal concentration in vegetable crops from plantings close to major highways. What are the benefits from overconsuming vegetables grown in areas of high traffic?"

ABSTRACT

The importance of food production by urban dwellers grows and takes an ever more important place in world alimentation. We showed in a previous study (Chaliev et al., 2014) that vegetables grown close to major highways contain between 2 and 10 more trace metal than vegetables bought in supermarkets. Recent researches suggest that these abnormally high levels of metal contaminants may be associated with an increased risk for health. Today, we invalidate this assumption and prove in contrary the benefits for health of an over-consumption of vegetables grown in high traffic areas. We reveal the development of new physical capabilities on several subjects, such as the ability of generating light, walking on water, levitating and resisting to extreme coldness. This major discovery leads us to rethink horticulture and its impact on human development.

1. Introduction

Nowadays, urban horticulture is booming across all socioeconomic groups around the world. Recent years have seen an important increase of allotments gardens and an amplification of their attendance. Depending on their location, these gardens play different roles in the society: food production, reinforcing intra-community exchange, reduction of socio-economic and environmental issues (eg, Brown and Jameton 2000; Waliczek et al, 2005; Wakefield. et al., 2007; Leake et al, 2009). To make these new and growing areas accessible to most people from cities, they are often built near major highways, because of the lack of space in urban areas.

The proximity of those garden with urban and road environment led to a questioning about their pollution levels. Many studies have recently been conducted on the impact that the major roads in these areas, especially on crops for food production. It has been proven that crops close to road contain particularly high levels of trace metal (Shinn et al., 2000; Alloway, 2004; Clark et al., 2006). The literature on the topic also reported a serious risk to public health due to the consumption of fruit and vegetables from polluted sites. (Eg Qadir et al, 2000; Hough et al, 2004; Finster et al, 2004; Pruvot et al, 2006: Kachenko and Singh, 2006; Sharma et al, 2007; Khan et al, 2008). We challenge this statement in this study with new observations. We demonstrate that consuming vegetables containing a high level of trace metal can become beneficial for health, as demonstrated by the development of new physical capabilities.

In our study, we aim to explore the relationship between local traffic burden and the trace metal concentration in the edible biomass of different horticultural crops cultivated by gardeners close to major highways. The impact on health and the benefits of overconsumption of those vegetables constitute the second part of this research.

We analysed trace metal accumulation in crops and the influence of traffic burden on the concentration of trace metal in different eatable species. Trace metal level was analysed on different species (carrot, tomato, kohlrabi, mint, basilica, thyme, nasturtium…) and compared to the same species found in supermarkets.

Our results show that trace metal levels change according to allotment place relative to high traffic areas.

Then we analysed the impact on human health of the overconsumption of fruits and vegetables grown in those areas. We performed a study on several human subjects, who ate products coming exclusively from those crops. We analysed the physical capabilities changes according to the level and length of consumption. We found, against all odds, that overconsumption of trace metal beyond a certain limit generates health benefits, instead of generating health risks. The test subjects have developed impressive physical capabilities in direct consequence of a high rate of trace metal content in their bodies. In this way, a subject with abnormally high levels of lead originating from carrots and mint’s overconsumption, developed levitation abilities above fields also containing a high lead levels. The magnetic repulsion effect created between these two bodies act like magnets facing opposite poles. These capabilities have been observed to depend heavily on predominant trace metal contents in the body and their origin...

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