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Martha Stewart's Summer Good Things Photo Gallery

Posted Sep 02 2011 12:00am


 Just a note to anyone that doesn't know this yet but the produce codes (the little tag they stick to fruit)
can tell you if a fruit or veggie is organic or not and even if it is irradiated.

I have caught stores trying to push conventional fruit/veggies under an organic large sign. Buyer beware. Now you will have the ability to make sure the produce you buy is organic.

Organic - A five digit code beginning with a 9  ----- example 94328
http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/ofp/ofp.shtml  organic definition

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/successfulfamily/Nutrition%20&%20Wellness/organic%20conventional.html  organic vs conventionally grown/raised

Conventionally grown - A 4 digit code starting with a 4 ---- example 4538

Irradiated - a four digit code starting with a 3 example ----- 3278
(pineapples, some oranges and other items from other countries especially are irradiated)

Read below I found out many other foods are irradiated as well...as usual I wish labelling laws would apply I personally don't want to eat food that is treated by radiation...if they're so "proud" of the technology then label it as such  I want natural grass roots foods....no GMO's either....for that matter I don't even use a microwave anymore....that is how cautious I am...

http://uw-food-irradiation.engr.wisc.edu/Facts.html  Irridation facts pros

http://www.mom-going-organic-sensibly.com/food-irradiation.html  Irradiation cons

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=food-irradiation-salmonella-ecoli  pros and cons of irradiation
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