Researchers found nasty, poison-tainted produce was more likely to end up in poor areas of town. The Drexel University study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, highlighted on Journalism Center, says:
Researchers studying fresh produce sold in six Philadelphia-area neighborhoods found that ready-to-eat salads and strawberries sold in poorer neighborhoods had significantly higher counts of microorganisms, yeasts and molds than the same products purchased elsewhere, while cucumbers had a higher yeast count and mold and watermelon contained more bacteria. Consumer options among the city’s poorest neighborhoods also offered less variety in produce.
Yummy! With bacteria and mold, who needs salad dressing?
Tainted Produce More Likely for Shoppers in Low-Income Neighborhoods [Journalism Center]