I read a post today on Facebook about all the Pesticides in Strawberries and that you should only buy ORGANIC. So I replied to the post and asked if they were recommending that you NOT buy regular strawberries if you couldn't find ORGANIC. Their reply was a BIG - NEVER BUY STORE BOUGHT NON- ORGANIC Strawberries.
I'm still struggling with Organic vs non organic. Primarily due to the cost. The fact that I've gone 99.9% Plant Based in the last year is a VERY GOOD thing, but obviously the more I read, I find out more and more (good and bad) about that BAD that is in our food.
I am so sad to learn that I should NEVER eat Store bought (like Market Basket type stores or big food stores) strawberries that are not ORGANC - why am I sad? Basically the cost. On the other hand, I'm saving a considerable amount of money by not buying meat, dairy or processed foods so buying ORGANIC is becoming less and less of an issue (but it still is) . I'm working on it. And I'm happy the Farmers Markets are spreading and I can buy more locally grown foods while at the same time supporting local farmers.
Here is an interesting list of the 10 WORST NON-ORGANIC fruits
Strawberries / Peaches / Apples / Blueberries /Nectarines / Cherries / Grapes / Raspberries / Pears and Tomatoes - Why because of their thin Skin - Read more at fruits.http://www.livestrong.com/article/457959-10-worst-nonorganic-fruit/