Here is an interesting article on NPR today about proper vegetable and fruit washing techniques. Apparently I've been doing this all wrong, but I've never gotten sick. However, I will start to implement these technique; especially washing bananas and melons- I guess I thought that just because you don't eat the outer layer you were safe from bacteria.... I guess I overlooked that a little bit. Here's to clean fruit!
I usually eat an apple or pear on the way home from the grocery because I'm usually starving... maybe I should wait until I get home.
Pears are, however, the most comfortable fruit to hold in your hand. Take notice next time you're eating one!