How To Spot Franken-Produce: Guidelines to avoid buying genetically modified produce on your trip to the supermarket.

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.

For example:

  • A conventionally grown banana would be: 4011
  • An organic banana would be: 94011
  • A genetically engineered (GE or GMO) banana would be: 84011
     

These tips are specially important now that over 80% of all processed foods in the US are genetically modified. (via How To I.D. Genetically Modified Food at the Supermarket « Kipnews | Knowledge is power)

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