Monday, February 12, 2018
I read a article not long ago about how harmful California Strawberries are. The toxins the Farmers use, due to all types of weeds etc., is downright scary. The toxins stay in the ground, so even if you wanted to plant new Strawberries, and not use heavy duty toxins, the Strawberries can still be harmful. Plus we are talking "Organic" Strawberries. 2 of 3 major Strawberry Farms closed last year for several reasons. We're talking 3 generation Farmers. At first I was shocked. For years My Mom and I would drive by Citrus and Fruit Farms on our way to Santa Barbara to visit my Aunt Lucille and Uncle Jack. So it did saddened me to hear the Farms were closing. I had wondered if they closed due to pressure from the public, but it looks like they closed for a few reasons. The links I will provide will go more detail ....However Farms all over the country have the same issue. The big giant company Monsanto, who are heartless in my book, is actually suing Arkansas because the state stopped using dicamba which is made by Monsanto. Imagine, being sued!!! What happened to "freedom" to make our own decisions. Monsanto is about the all mighty dollar. I know this will be a lot of reading, but at least read most of it. Like I said toxins, which most of us have known about, is a problem for us all. Just for the record, we have tried to grow our own Strawberries. The plants do great in the Spring, but once we get 100+ degrees, they shrivel up. Not sure what to do. I love Strawberries, but not worth risking my health.
Just read the article, it is short.