Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Organic? GMO? What is my fruit?

From Liv..."Learned something facinating yesterday in my organic gardening lecture. On the sticker that comes on fruits and veggies has a number that specifies what kind of fruit or veggie they are. Organics start with a 9 and followed by 4 other numbers, like this 9-XXXX. And Genetically Modified fruits and veggies start with an 8 followed by 4 numbers, like this 8-XXXX."

Thanks so much Liv. I found out this info years ago but forgot the exact numbers and have been searching for it for years. I'm so glad that you sent this out.

http://www.plucodes.com/docs/IFPS-plu_codes_users_guide.pdf

4 comments:

Mrs. Olsen said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This is NOT true. I'm an organic producer and this is an urban legend.

Lady Jae said...

for real? cool am watchin for that now!

Dana said...

I would like more information about this not being true if you have it. Unfortunately "Anonymous", you didn't sign in so I have no way of contacting you. It seemed like the first link I found was a guide for people who sell produce and seemed pretty official. Please let me know where I can find more info about this being an urban legend.