Strawberries have made the EWGs Dirty Dozen list for at least 5 years and this year they topped the list! Yes, those bright red, sweet treats have been found to contain more pesticides than any other fruit or vegetable they tested!
But why should you be worried?
From the EWG website – Pesticides are toxic by design. They are created expressly to kill living organisms — insects, plants and fungi that are considered “pests.” Many pesticides pose health dangers to people. These risks have been confirmed by independent research scientists and physicians across the world.
As acknowledged by U.S. and international government agencies, different pesticides have been linked to a variety of health problems, including:
- brain and nervous system toxicity
- hormone disruption
- skin, eye and lung irritation
Organic strawberries can be down right expensive too! Who can afford to buy these at the rate my family eats them?
With that said, what could be better than growing your own, delicious, juicy, nutritious, sweet, pesticide free strawberries at home in your Tower Garden? You’ll save money and do your bit for the environment!
What’s your favorite thing to do with strawberries? Make a smoothie?
Maybe you like to make jams or jellies.
Or maybe you just like eating them fresh!
How ever you like to enjoy them, head on over to www.livingtowerseedlings.com to order them. In recent years we have sold out near the end of April but when they are gone, they are gone! Unfortunately we are unable to hold on to any to ship at a later date. Orders are shipped soon after they are placed.