Are you eating strawberries? BEWARE
Since last year I only buy organic strawberries, particularly if they were grown in California (90% of strawberries in the U.S. are grown in California.)
Last year, after it was banned in Washington State, California approved the use of the highly toxic chemical, methyl iodide, for growing strawberries.
A panel of Nobel laureates and expert scientists called methyl iodide, "one of the most toxic chemicals used in manufacturing." The use of methyl iodide can cause significant health problems including cancer, miscarriages and brain damage in children.
California's decision has prompted a national Environmental Protection Agency review of methyl iodide, so we have an important opportunity to ban this chemical once and for all.
Enjoy our organic Strawberry recipes du jour :)