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Have you ever rubbed an apple or a plum on your shirt to clean it? Well, it didn’t do much good. The Produce Safety Alliance at Cornell University says, rubbing fruit on your clothing may remove dust – but NOT bacteria or pesticides. And depending how dirty your shirt is, it could add germs to your fruit. So, if there’s no water handy to rinse fruit, you’re better off using a paper towel to dry-rub that apple.