Conventional, Organic or to tell

For conventionally grown fruit, (grown with chemicals inputs), the PLU codeon 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. Many countries in the European Union have beenbanning GM products and produce (including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Luxembourg).

We say “Eat healthy, buy or grow organic”. source;

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2 Responses to Conventional, Organic or to tell

  1. Keira says:

    This is handy information- I’m going to have to write it down in my wallet to refer when I’m shopping!

    I buy local/organic as much as possible. For conventional, I wash a lot and try to transform with lacto-fermentation when I can i.e. sauerkraut, cortido, counter pickles with whey etc.

  2. Plntwm says:

    That’s a good idea Keira, maybe making some cards and giving them out at the garden might be useful too

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