Saturday, June 2, 2012

How To Read Your Produce Labels

Take a look at the stickers on the produce you buy.  They're not just so the cashier knows how to ring it up, they can tell you what you are intending to eat.

4 numbers mean it was conventionally grown, probably with pesticides.

5 numbers starting with 8 means it is a genetically modified food (GMO).

5 numbers starting with 9 means it was organically grown without pesticides or GMOs.


Linking to Frugally Sustainable


4 comments:

Content in a Cottage said...

I had no idea those annoying fruit labels contained this valuable information. I won't complain about them now but will read them instead. Thanks!!!
xo, Rosemary

Accidental Homestead Housewife said...

Thank You, I have looked at these and knew they meant something! I just never bothered to look it up!

Debra Spincic said...

Those labels make scanning your own fruit sooo much easier!

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Thank you for sharing! I never knew a few numbers could mean so much. I'll be sure and check them out my next grocery store visit.

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