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Pears can be kind of a high-maintenance pain in the ass.

Why Are Pears Wrapped In Tissue Paper?

Ever notice how pears at the supermarket or corner store are often partially wrapped in tissue paper? You might think that’s to protect the pears, and you’d be right. But the protection is more complicated than it seems at first glance, and that paper wrapping is more than just paper—it’s often impregnated with chemicals.

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