Did you know that those itty bitty stickers on all the fruits and veggies in the produce section can inform you if it’s genetically modified or not?
It is known as a PLU code: price look-up number.
If you’re always shopping at the farmer’s market, you’ll never see them.
However, if you regularly shop at the grocery store or run in only when needing a last minute item, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the numbers.
Especially if you can’t afford organic and consume conventional produce.
Because nothing is MORE frightening than purchasing GMO.
Let’s move on to the details, shall we
A five digit code, always starting with 9 applies to organic produce.
A four digit code, usually starting with 4 applies to conventional produce that has been grown with chemical assistance.
And a five digit code starting with 8 applies to GMO items.
Which is the one I strongly encourage you to stay away from.
So next time you’re grocery shopping, make it a habit to look at that little sticker on the apple or zucchini.
If you see it starting with an 8, put it down and keep moving.
Your body will thank you