Unfortunately, this is correct! The certified organic strawberries you carefully select aren’t truly organic!
Organic strawberries, which cost 50 percent to 100 percent more than regular berries, appear to be cleaned with hazardous toxic chemicals such as methyl bromide in their early stages of life.
It is sprayed on the strawberry fruit before planting to sanitize the soil. As a result, it absolutely destroys everything it comes into contact with. Nonetheless, various hybridized types of seed have been developed that can only thrive in sterile soil.
“In truth, the earth is teeming with living creatures. It is critical to think of it as pulsing with life, rather than as a lifeless or lifeless mass.”
— Albert Howard, 1947, The Soil and Health
“For the majority of agriculture’s 10,000-year history, farmers’ success or failure has been determined by their capacity to nourish life inside the soil. In healthy soil, microbes and earthworms digest nutrients and make them accessible to crops.
They also transform animal and vegetable waste into humus, replenishing their own habitat and preserving the thin layer of topsoil that all terrestrial life depends on.
However, in contemporary agriculture, soil serves as a medium rather than a habitat, serving to transport synthetic, pre-metabolized nutrients from factories to crops. Any life species detected in soil is at best benign — and at worst a menace — under this regime. When a large field of the same crop is sown year after year, bugs congregate in the soil, waiting to strike.”
As a result, we may assume that all strawberries are chemically treated with these toxic compounds and pesticides, regardless of whether they are farmed organically or conventionally.
These berries are susceptible to pests, thus in order to enhance productivity and profitability, they are treated to a slew of harmful pesticides on the monocrop strawberry fields where they are grown.
You might also be interested in the following figures:
The United States, notably California, is the world’s largest strawberry grower, exporting around 75% of fresh and processed strawberries.
As a result, California produces almost 90% of the fresh strawberries consumed in the United States. It also houses the majority of the world’s strawberry nursery plants. However, there is no organic nursery there.
To really cultivate organic strawberries, they must be rotated with other crops such as broccoli or a suitable cover crop. Broccoli can efficiently protect strawberries since it is also a natural fungicide.
Rotating crops prevents pathogen proliferation. “Most fungus attack in the summer, survive the winter as spores in the soil or plant litter, and then attack again in the following growing season.” So, year after year, the same crops are planted in the same fields.
As a result, if you want to produce your own strawberries, you should not utilize seeds from store-bought strawberries.
Furthermore, the Everbearing strawberry is a popular variety. It truly bears fruit during the whole growing season, beginning in early spring and continuing through the summer and into early October.
When it comes time to transfer the seedlings, use a garden tower. It is important to note that the optimal conditions for producing strawberries are loamy, well-drained soil, and enough of sunlight.
The video above does not state that organic strawberry starting plants available at local nurseries are not organic; however, it does state that even organic strawberries are frequently treated with a copper fungicide after fruiting.
Author: Paul Fassa
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