Friday, September 26, 2014

Is Your Produce Organic? How To Read Barcode Labels

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                                         What do these labels mean on fruits and vegetables?

These PLU numbers are the “Product Look-Up Numbers”.  The leading number gives you useful information, if you know the code…

I remember the code on fruit and veggies using a simple rhyme…

8, I hate. It’s GMO!

9  is fine. It's Organic!


I never buy food labeled 8, because that’s the one I hate. GMO food has not been tested safe for human consumption. And why are companies like Monsanto and Bayer modifying the genetic code in a lab instead of through natural selection?

These powerful corporations want to PREVENT you and me from saving our seeds and growing our own food. They use the government to enforce their patents and to prosecute farmers. There is so much written about this already on the web, so if you want to learn more, a simple search will tell you a lot.

3 or 4

I also never buy any produce labeled with a 3 or 4.  It is a sad state of our farming practices when it is “normal” to spray food intended for human consumption with poison.  No wonder people continue to get sicker. If you see on the label a number beginning with a 3 or 4, that food contains poisons like pesticides and herbicides and have been grown with synthetic fertilizer from petroleum.  

9 is fine.  This is the good stuff.  It’s organic, not genetically modified and not coated with poison.  This is how food had been grown for thousands of years until the recent changes made by corporations, tainting our food supply with their poisons.

If an apple has the leading digit of “9″… it’s fine…it’s organic.  Apple skins are healthy, as long as they are organic without APPLIED chemicals.  I eat the apple skins if the PLU code starts with “9″.  If the PLU code starts with an 3, 4 or an 8, that apple would never make it to my house as I would never buy it.


Know your PLU codes and live healthier and happier.

Intuitively Yours,
Laurel  ♥


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