Pesticide residues in strawberries: surveyed in 2008

Pesticide residues in strawberries: surveyed in 2008 This survey shows, that conventionally grown strawberries still contain a higher level of pesticide residues compared to other fruits. In total, 85 % of the analyzed samples contained multiple residues. However, especially Spanish strawberries showed an improvement in the average number of detected pesticides as well as in the average content of pesticide residues in comparison to the last few years. If the consumer prefers strawberries that are free of synthetic pesticides, organically grown berries are a good alternative . All of the 15 surveyed organically grown strawberries contained no detectable pesticide residues, and thus complied with the provisions of organic farming (concerning pesticide residues).