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Beyond wild rice: When sulfate goes up, so do mercury, phosphates

Published 08/27/2012

In canning jars, cattle troughs and 100 lakes across Minnesota, scientists are working at breakneck speed to unravel the relationship between the state’s iconic wild rice plant and something called sulfate. As wild rice enthusiasts in canoes harvest this year’s crop across the Northland, researchers are looking to see how much sulfate is too much for wild rice.

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