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How to Identify Conventional, Organic and GMO Produce

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When ever I go to the grocery store I look for Organic or I will buy from a local farm that I know wont use pesticides .

After getting sick with a autoimmune issue a some years ago I have learned the hard way to be picky about what I eat and drink .

How to Identify Conventional, Organic and GMO Produce

The price look-up (PLU) code system used by most produce distributors has the side benefit of allowing consumers to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store. Even though the defeat of Proposition 37 means that genetically engineered information will not be added to labels at this time, PLU codes do have the potential to identify genetically engineered produce. This video shows you how to read PLU codes to unlock the information that is already right at your fingertips .

PLU codes are four digit numbers that identify different types of produce. For example, #4011 is the code for a standard yellow banana .

The number 9 prefix added to a PLU signifies that an item is organic. For example, #94011 is the code for an organic yellow banana .

A number 8 prefix added to a PLU signifies that an item is genetically engineered (GE). For example, #84011 is the code for a genetically engineered yellow banana .

PLU codes and their organic prefixes are in wide use but GE codes are rare at best .

How do I know this well the guy in this video told me ... LOL I have used these codes for a long time .

 

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