Thursday, May 21, 2009

Alphabet Soup: PLU

How to tell what you're eating - what do those numbers mean?

Tags (PLU "Price Look Up" code sticker) on fruits and vegetables can help you identify organic, conventional and even genetically modified produce.

  • ORGANIC produce stickers start with a 9 and have 5 numbers
  • Conventional ones have 4 numbers
  • GM (Genetically Modified) produce have 5 numbers like organic produce but start with the number 8 so be particularly cautious of those fruits and vegetables
Choose 9 for peace of mind -

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1 comment:

  1. I wish we didn't have to be so savvy about identifying GMO fruits and veggies. Wouldn't it be great if they were actually LABELED?

    Thanks for sharing this in today's Fight Back Fridays carnival. I stumbled it!

    (AKA Food Renegade)


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