News Release

July 31, 2015

City Of Toronto Advises That Foraging In Parks Carries Risk For Humans And Negatively Affects Ecosystems

Members of the public are asked to leave what they find growing in Toronto's public parks and natural spaces because of safety risks for humans and the impact that removal can have on the natural environment. The risk to humans is that some plants and mushrooms can be similar in appearance to those that are safe, but when eaten can lead to severe illness and even death.

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