Sunday, January 6, 2008

What'cha eatin'?!?!

Produce: organically grown, genetically modified or conventional:

by reading the PLU code, you can tell if the produce you buy was genetically modified, organically grown or produced with chemical fertilizers, fungicides, or herbicides.
Here's how it works:
For conventionally grown fruit, (grown with chemicals inputs), the PLU code on the sticker consists of four numbers.

Organically grown fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 9.
Genetically engineered (GM) fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 8.

3 comments:

amy b. said...

Vinda -
I've been blog-dropping on you for a couple of weeks... found your blog on another one. It's been so long since I've seen your kids... they've grown up! I blog, too... just a family blog. Looks like yours has a food focus? I'm just beginning to hear about "raw food" diets. Hope you don't mind if I check in once in a while. Tell your mom hi for me!

Kelly said...

i was at price chopper last nite and i looked at/understood those number thingys for the very first time after reading this.

you so smart!!!

Vinda Wagner said...

thank ya darlin' but i heard it from someone else..... ;-O