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Fresh and frozen imported strawberries highly contaminated with pesticides, report says

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Some fresh, frozen, and canned nonorganic fruits and vegetables are found to have concerning levels of pesticides, according to an investigation by a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that provides product reviews and ratings. The investigation revealed that produce imported into the United States had some of the highest levels of pesticides, with strawberries and green beans being the most contaminated. Some samples labeled organic also showed significant levels of pesticides. Pesticides, such as organophosphates and carbamates, have been linked to various health issues. The article emphasizes the need for stricter pesticide limits and recommends washing produce before consumption.