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Is it Safe to Spin-Dry Leafy Greens in a Washing Machine?

Some of the nearly 1,000 small farmers in New England who grow leafy greens use a creative, efficient and cost-effective method of drying the fresh veggies after a triple dip in water: a conventional home washing machine.  An important question lingers about this practice, which University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists hope to answer: Is it safe? News & Media Relations April 21, 2020