Careful, That Juicy Red Fruit May be a Harmful Carcinogen in Disguise!

Harmful Carcinogen, Pesticides on Strawberries

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 5.30.56 PMThe Trade-in: Regular strawberries with hidden pesticide residue for safe organic

Grocery shopping can be a huge hassle and in order to cross things off the list,
we often reach for the first thing we see. Sorry but I’m here to tell you that you can’t be lazy anymore.

When it comes to strawberries, it is incredibly important to reach for organic. The USDA pesticide data
program discovered 54 pesticide residues on regular strawberries, several of which are known
carcinogens, neurotoxins, along with endocrine receptors. Because strawberries do not have a skin, the
fruit is desired widely by pests and in order to get rid of these insects, fungi, and other organisms, there
is a great deal of chemical pesticides and insecticides used. These chemicals easily penetrate and
contaminate the fruit and have been linked to an increased risk of ADHD in children and infants along
with memory deficits in children whose mothers were exposed to the chemicals regularly. Remember,
you can protect yourself and your family by making the simple switch to the organic choice.