Apples To Oranges: Reading Produce Codes.

Via Saraswati J.
on Feb 28, 2009
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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.



About Saraswati J.

Saraswati J. is a Jyotish Coach and Consultant, bridging ancient Jyotish wisdom with Embodiment and Expressive Art Therapy resources. Her Jyotish work is especially well suited to the extra sensitive artists, mystics and healers—and those who need insights for their dharmic path and personal transformation process. Check out her website and find her on Facebook. You can join her newsletter for special astrological insights or register for her weekly Jyotish Basics classes for an extra dose of healing wisdom. Additionally, she creates unique adornments with the urban goddess in mind. Check out her jewelry at Swati Jr* Jewelry and also on Facebook.


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