Apples To Oranges: Reading Produce Codes.

Via on Feb 28, 2009

picture-217by Sarah Janelle Miller

Most of us know that produce PLU’s starting with 9, identify Organic produce. Very comforting when your store is not hip to separating OG kiwis from conventional ones. But what about deciphering GMO and conventional labels?

Produce stickers usually have numbers on them. The five digit numbers that start with 9 are clearly organic. However, four digit numbers indicate conventionally grown produce. And apparently a five digit number beginning with an 8, reveals that the produce has been Genetically Modified in some way.

Typical GMO produce includes: corn, Hawaiian papaya, alfalfa sprouts, zucchini and yellow squash. For a comprehensive list, go to the Seeds of Deception site.


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