Malagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, is strewn with plastic bags and bottles after the summer solstice in June 2018. Microplastics from disintegrating plastic waste and other sources are increasingly working their way into the food supply. Photo: ReutersMalagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, is strewn with plastic bags and bottles after the summer solstice in June 2018. Microplastics from disintegrating plastic waste and other sources are increasingly working their way into the food supply. Photo: Reuters
Malagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, is strewn with plastic bags and bottles after the summer solstice in June 2018. Microplastics from disintegrating plastic waste and other sources are increasingly working their way into the food supply. Photo: Reuters

Letters | Peel that apple? Microplastic invasion of healthy foods demands policy action

  • Reports in scientific journals suggest microplastics have started to infest even fruits and vegetables needed for a healthy diet
  • When humanity must worry about the risks of eating healthy food, it is morally irresponsible for leaders to focus only on economic and political battles

Topic |   Food and Drinks
Malagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, is strewn with plastic bags and bottles after the summer solstice in June 2018. Microplastics from disintegrating plastic waste and other sources are increasingly working their way into the food supply. Photo: ReutersMalagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, is strewn with plastic bags and bottles after the summer solstice in June 2018. Microplastics from disintegrating plastic waste and other sources are increasingly working their way into the food supply. Photo: Reuters
Malagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, is strewn with plastic bags and bottles after the summer solstice in June 2018. Microplastics from disintegrating plastic waste and other sources are increasingly working their way into the food supply. Photo: Reuters
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