Are roadside blackberries sprayed?

Asked August 11, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

Do you know if Clark County sprays roadside blackberries, and if so are they safe to process if washed thoroughly?

Clark County Washington

1 Response

Most roadside chemical application are herbicides, as an effort to control brush and some weeds. Many of those herbicides are not tested or approved for use on produce for human consumption. Without knowing the product used and the dates of application, it is impossible to determine the safe use of the berries.