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Billy Joe Fudge speaks to edibility of Sinking Creek greens

He cannot address the water quality, but he's seen people gathering them and says that With all necessary precautions, he would not be afraid to consume them.
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Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Through the years of traveling Hwy 704 I've seen several folks gathering Watercress from the creek.

I cannot address the water quality issue except to say that Sinking Creek drains 4 or 5 square miles of Adair County's Largest Sinkhole Plain which contains several homes and businesses all of which are, hopefully, on septic systems. I would not be afraid to consume plants from the creek as long as they were processed with the correct amount of heat to kill any pathogens that might be harmful.

I suppose if we could see how much of the food we buy at the grocery was grown, processed and packaged we probably would consider our Sinkhole Plain and Sinking Creek fairly sterile ecosystems. - Billy Joe Fudge
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