Why to buy organic strawberries ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

02 May 2009

Why to buy organic strawberries

Looks so beautiful; tastes so much like pesticide.

I mean, I suppose I'm glad my palate is sensitive enough to taste pesticide, but it's hard to chuck an entire box of strawberries.

Incidentally, here's the list of the dirty dozen: the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue, on a scale of 100 (bad) to 1 (good), as shown by a study of the Environmental Working Group. Strawberries are #6, with a ranking of 80; they carry a lot of pesticide residue. Boo! It's clearly time to start buying only organic strawberries, or, even better, to start growing them ourselves. Fire escape garden for the win!

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