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PLU Stickers Tell the Tale

Posted Oct 22 2012 11:00am
Before you rip off that little sticker on your fruits and veggies, you can use this infographic to help you decipher the code
Conventional produce gets a four-digit number. This means the produce was sprayed with chemical fertilizers, weedkillers, herbicides or fungicides. 
Organic produce gets a five-digit number that starts with 9. These numbers ensure that the produce was not treated with chemicals. 
Genetically modified produce have a five-digit code that starts with the No. 8. This is produce that where man has intervened by manipulating the genes to produce a larger or brighter colored food. This produce may have been chemically treated.
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