Ever noticed those little stickers on fruits? Did you know that these can be your source of information about how the product was produces/grown?
For years I used to buy fruits and vegetables without thinking about those ‘tags’. In my mind, it was just about the brand, country or the kind of product. Little did I know that these information can be so valuable to my health.
Every little sticker has a number on it. The number represent the PLU code (price look up). But there is more to it!
For conventionally grown fruit, the PLU code consists on 4-digits number.
Genetically engineered fruit has a 5-numbers PLU, starting with 8.
Organically grown fruit has 5-number PLU, starting with 9.
This is how it goes (I use Apple as an example):
For conventionally grown apple: 4011
Genetically engineered apple: 84011
Organically grown apple – 94011
Please share this valuable information with the people you care for and with the world.