Sunday, February 3, 2008

Produce Stickers

With all the scary news about pesticides and genetically modified food on supermarket shelves, how can you be sure you are buying what's safest for your family? It's simple - check the stickers on the fruit & veggies you buy. The product code stickers found on produce help cashiers determine the price for your produce, but they are even more beneficial for you as a shopper if you understand what they mean.

Four-digit number - conventionally grown.
Five-digit number beginning with 9 - organic.
Five-digit number beginning with 8 - genetically modified.

Be a smart shopper - check those stickers!! :)

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