Many people shop for produce each and everyday. People go to local farmers markets, and local supermarkets to get their family’s food. This is all fine and dandy, but have you check the produce? Are you getting organic, conventional or gmo based produce? The best way to check for these is to look directly at the price look up code or better known as a PLU code, for short.
You are better off growing your very own produce…GMO free produce. There are a lot of places that sell GMO free seeds to plant. Check to see if there are any local farmers markets in your area for organic farmers. There are more of us anti-GMO health nuts out there…you just gotta research it. I found a bunch of places in Colorado that are GMO free and some in Arizona where I will be heading back to. It’s amazing.
So to break it down:
ORGANIC: The PLU sticker consists of a 5 digit code that starts with the #9. These guys are grown with nothing, but organic items, including their fertilizer. I will do further research on this, but as far as I have invested…they’re good to go.
CONVENTIONAL: The PLU sticker consists of a 4 digit code that starts with a #4 and sometimes a #3. I’m sure there are more numbers out there for this one, but these are the ones that I’ve seen so far. These guys are grown with pesticides and chemicals. Not cool.
GMO: The PLU sticker consists of a 5 digit code that starts with a #8. These guys are not natural…AT ALL. You are eating cloned food. Gross right?
Hope this cleared up what those funny stickers on fruits and veggies are. Enjoy!