pesticides on strawberries

United States
April 26, 2008 4:06pm CST
I recently read that strawberries usually need a high amount of pesticides to make them look as pretty as they do in the store. Should I be worried about this? Have you ever seen organic strawberries? I know I've never seen any in my store. I LOVE eating strawberries, but now I think about the pesticides whenever I'm eating them. I usually just rinse them with water, then eat them raw. Is there anything I can do to get off more of the pesticides, or are they actually IN the strawberry? Should I even worry about this?