Something to Consider in the Produce Department

Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 4:32 PM by Romo

According to the latest post on the "Green Living" forum at Blogiversity, those little "PLU" stickers you see on your fruits and vegetables at the grocery store aren't just there to help the cashier identify them. They also store valuable information about the methods used to grow the item. Here's the breakdown: Four digits indicate a conventionally grown item (uses chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides). Five digits beginning with "9" indicates organically grown (grown without chemicals). Begins with "8" indicates an item is genetically modified and not organic. For more on why you might consider going organic, go check out the forum post!

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