posted on Sep, 21 2003 @ 09:36 PM
I'm checking my food from now on.
The little stickers on
loose fruits and vegetables have valuable information on them! According to
a letter from 'a scientist knowledgeable
in the field of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)' in the October
2003 issue of Gourmet magazine: "a..useful tip to the consumer [would be] a
primer on how to read the little stickers on loose fruits and vegetables.
Besides providing the store's cash registers and computers with product
identification and price information, these stickers can
tell you a lot about the food you are buying. A label with four digits
indicates conventionally grown food. Labels with five digits starting with
an 8 indicate that the food is genetically modified. Labels with 5 digits
starting with a 9 indicate that the food is organically grown."