Grocery stores tend to do a good job of keeping organic produce separate from the conventionally grown (translation: grown with pesticides) produce but how can you be 100% sure that some of the conventionally grown produce didn’t end up in the wrong bin? Easy, just check the numbers on the produce sticker!
See, all of those pesky stickers you find on your apples, oranges, etc. is part of an international PLU (price look-up) system that grocers use to make check-out and inventory control easier. Now, you can use it to make it easy to buy organic.
Here are three easy rules to remember:
1. Organic produce always starts with the number 9.
2. Conventionally Grown produce always starts with a 3 or a 4.
3. Genetically Modified produce always starts with the number 8.
Learn something new every day, huh?