Everyone knows that carrots are good for your eyesight. But could they also help ease air pollution? The surprising answer is yes, as researchers are now working on a new kind of carrot that doesn’t require nearly as much pollution-causing fumigants. According to the Environmental News Network, carrots are particularly susceptible to microscopic worms known as nematodes which require farmers to routinely fumigate the soil. But to help solve pollution problems in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California, researchers are developing a nematode-resistant carrot that could greatly reduce the need for fumigants, and thus help clean up the smog. Sounds like something to make Bugs Bunny proud.

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