When Plot 34's self appointed head of secret tunnels was two or three years old, I had just started growing food. In an early effort to teach him about where his food came from, I'd pick off a lettuce leaf, take a bite and then pass it to him to taste it. Then I'd pick a bright red tomato and we'd share it. Natural enough and a good thing you might think?
|Comsuming uncored and blended apples will lead to small amounts of cyanide released in your system|
Indeed plenty of items among our every day food products have, at one time, been poisonous. Anyone who's eaten tapioca pudding might not be aware that the roots of the cassava plant from which tapioca is made, contain hugely lethal levels of cyanide.
|Peeling lead paint from old buildings can contaminate the soil in city areas|