Thursday, June 26, 2008

Read the Numbers on Your Fruit

I just found this out about a month ago. I learned that sticker labels on the fruits actually tell you how the fruits have been grown? Whether they were organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides; Oh, and let's not forget about the genetically engineered fruits.

Conventional Fruit Labels
Four digits and does not start with 9.
** mostly starting with the digit 4.

Organic Fruit Labels
Five digits and starts with number 9.

Genetically Modified Fruits
Start with the digit 8.

So next time you go shopping, remember these critical numbers and know how to avoid purchasing inorganic and GMO fruits.

This is good to know because stores aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified.

Okay, so if you come across an apple in the store and it's label is 4922, it's an conventional apple grown with herbicides and harmful fertilizers. If it has a sticker 99222, it's organic and safe to eat. If it says 89222, then RUN!!!! It has been genetically modified (GMO).

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