Everyone has seen the labels on fruits and vegetables they buy in the markets. But do you know what they actually mean?
By reading the PLU code, you can tell if the fruit was organically grown, genetically modified, or produced with chemical fertilizers, fungicides, or herbicides. Read on.
If the PLU code contains 5 digits, and the number starts with 9, it tells you that the produce was grown organically without the use of any pesticides, only manure. An example of an organic banana would be: 94011
Moreover, if the PLU code contains 5 digits, and the number starts with 8, it tells you that the produce is genetically modified (GMO). GMO fruits and vegetables trump being organic, meaning that it is impossible to have an organic produce that is grown from genetically modified seeds. An example of a genetically engineered (GE or GMO) banana would be: 84011
We truly believe that after reading this you will pay attention to what you buy in the markets.
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