I am sure you have noticed those annoying little stickers on your produce-you try to pick them off but you inadvertently peel part of the skin off as well!!!
Turns out those pesky little stickers are actually useful not only to the cashier who uses the code to ring up the produce but for the consumer as well.
Every piece of produce comes with some digits whether it is stuck right on its skin or on a tag or sticker on the package.
These digits, once you learn what they mean, can be a very useful tool for us as the consumer…….
Here is how it breaks down:
- If your produce has a 4 digit number it means it has been grown using conventional methods…meaning fertilizers, pesticides, etc.
- If your produce has a 5 digit number that starts with a 9 it means it has been grown using organic methods…meaning crop rotation, composting, etc.
- If your produce is a 5 digit number starting with an 8 it means it has been GENETICALLY MODIFIED!!!!
STAY AWAY FROM EIGHTS!!!!
If you can only remember one thing -remember HATE EIGHT!!!
Or remember that NINE IS FINE!!!!
Always check the stickers on your produce, I don’t always buy organic produce but I definitely do not want GM foods.
Genetically Modified food uses Genetic Engineering to remove genes from one plant species and place them into another species in hopes of creating a whole new species. They can also take the genes from animals and place them into plant genes…..one example I found on the internet stated that they have taken a gene from fruit flies and placed them into a tomato species in hopes of creating a tomato that repels fruit flies!!!
GM foods are scary, it messes with the genetic make up of the plant species and in turn who knows what kind of repercussions that could have on our health…I do not want to find out!!!
What is even more scary is that most of the food items carried on grocery store shelves contain genetically modified ingredients…yes, our favorite junk foods, so called health foods, and even most baby food. YIKES!!!
Be an informed shopper, make yourself aware of what ingredients are lurking in your food, especially the ones you hand over to your children.
Let me know if you find this helpful……..
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