Have you ever heard of Agent Orange or Round-Up? These chemicals are simply examples of pesticides that either are or were used widely in the United States. Chances are, if you own a home, you have some pesticide laying around somewhere. The fact of the matter is, pesticides in commercial farming are no joke.
There has been massive controversy over farming practices since we have record and commercial farmers have big incentive to douse their crops in the deadliest stuff there is. Pesticide is used to kill pests. Kill. Not maim, not discomfort, not ask politely, kill. It’s a war and only one of us gets the spoils, sacrifices must be made. If the pests are allowed to run free, we don’t get to eat.
On the other hand, I’m not into getting and aneurysm from my cherries. I eat them cuz they are tasty and ‘healthy’. Death from cherry is not something I am a fan of, unless it’s a type of ice cream. In the end, the less pesticides the better and Oregon has a list of ones that are banned.