The global food system is characterised by increasing concentration and financialisation.

Reclamation of heavy metal contamination and soils

Research shows that a specific class of molecules produced by a selection of plant species enhances heavy metal uptake from the soil while preventing damage of tissues by the heavy metals in these plants. This make the plants capable of growing very well in heavy metal contaminated soils while removing the heavy metals from the soil. This project seeks to identify plant species that produce these molecules and study the mode of action of such molecules in the identified plants.

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