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Wash those grapes.
On my way to work yesterday I saw grape pickers in the vineyard. Their cars were parked approximately 100 feet away. Not far from the cars were two portable potties. Imagine all of the germs hanging around the vineyard.
Workers picking grapes
What happens to grapes?
The grape pickers carried the grapes to a truck. This was the beginning of the process that gets the grapes to their destination … your mouth. It only makes sense that there is no running water and soap in the field. I wonder how many stops the grapes make before arriving at the point of sale. Does anyone along the chain really care since they know purchasers will wash the grapes? How often do you taste a grape in the store to see if you want to make that purchase?
I hate portable potties. They stink to high heaven. The disinfectant added only makes matters worse. After several people use the portable potty, it should be refreshed. Whose job is that? From my experience, nobody picks up the litter or cleans up the spills.
Wash grapes and all produce
I hope I have made a graphic presentation that will remind you to a) not steal a grape in the store and b) to wash them when you get home. The same goes for all produce. We are all aware of the pesticides sprayed on produce. What about the possible people poop that is added? We know there is also pidgeon and other bird poop.
I have not taken leave of my senses. We have all had crazy thoughts. Wash the grapes!!!