On a recent hiking trip through the forest, I came across a patch of wild blackberries. They provided me with a tasty afternoon snack. It’s not the first time I have eaten berries off the bush.
Someone once asked me if I was worried about animals peeing on them. Although possible, I usually eat the berries off the top of the bush, so if a deer had urinated on them, it would have to have been really tall. Anyway, that question led me to think about how we are so conditioned to buying food in plastic wrap and under florescent lighting that we don’t think about all the chemicals, pesticides and hormones that are in what we perceive as “safe foods”.
What happened to eating raw and wild?
So far this year, I have found and eaten wild asparagus, raspberries and mushrooms. I have also snacked on a local plum tree. When living in Florida, I picked and ate a pineapple that was growing alongside a swimming pool. The pineapple was warm, full of flavor, and tasted like sunshine.
Animal pee over pesticides? I will continue to snack on natures goodies any day!