a brief history of the modern strawberry

From cereal to ice cream to cocktails, it seems that strawberries are served with just about everything. But it wasn't always this way. Today, Americans eat four times as many strawberries as they did 40 years ago. This short stop-motion animation explains how clever advertising tactics and certain pesticides helped make the juicy red fruit cheaply and widely available. There are, however, hidden costs to using these chemicals. Based on an investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting.

For more information on this story, visit cironline.org/strawberries.

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