The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Sleuth Journal
Many Americans recognize pesticides in produce as a problem, but should you really be worried? Well, it definitely pays to be aware, if nothing else. Pesticides are linked to all sorts of health problems, after all. Let me share 6 facts about pesticides that are sure to make you angry.
Pesticides Have Completely Ruined Strawberries
Toxic pesticides like fumigants are all over our strawberries—even organic ones! These poisons are released into the soil to kill off diseases, weeds, and pests before they become a problem, but now you’re left with a toxic gas in the environment—and on the berries. Fumigants are also linked to cancer.  Is that really something you want in your body? And while the USDA is researching alternatives, no projects are looking at strawberries. 
Pesticides Are Destroying Male Fertility
So if strawberries are treated with fumigants, it stands to reason other fruits and vegetablespost was originally published on this site