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Strawberries Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

May 11, 2010

If you eat conventional strawberries grown in California, you will be ingesting a known cancer causing carcinogen.  Methyl iodide has been approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation in California for use in growing strawberries.  Well over 80% of the nation's strawberries are grown in California, putting a large amount of this pesticide in our food supply.  That’s pretty disappointing when The President’s Cancer Panel has declared chemicals are bad for our health, and a sure means of prevention is found by eating organic foods.

You can still make your voices heard.  The CDPR is taking comments on this proposed regulation until June 14, 2010.  Write  them now and tell them you do not want strawberries treated with cancer causing carcinogens in your food supply.

Find out more information on how to stay healthy by eating organic foods at the Environmental Working Groups Food News.

Please comment and let us know your thoughts on the CDPR’s decision to use methyl iodide and how we can keep our food supply safe.