Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Enjoy your Strawberries (Organically)

I am the inclined to go for seasonal and locally sustainable above organic when buying vegetables. That is in most cases. We are entering Strawberry season and the stores, farmers boxes and even roadside sellers are trading in the wonderful bounty. But I would offer a word of warning and that is with Strawberries, more than any other fruit or vegetable, I would suggest you look out for the organic ones. Strawberries have a very high retention ratio of pesticide residue. A study done in the UK found that over 67% of the Strawberries for sale had higher than safe (even legal) limits of pesticide residue.

So please buy organic Strawberries and enjoy this wonderful fruit while it lasts.

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