Here is what you should know about the fruit stickers:
If there are only four numbers in the fruit sticker code, and the 4-digit code is starting with 3 or 4, this means that the product was grown conventionally or “traditionally” with the use of pesticides.
If there are five numbers in the fruit sticker code, and the number starts with “8”, this tells you that the item is a genetically modified fruit or vegetable.
If there are five numbers in the fruit sticker code, and the number starts with “9”, this tells you that the produce was grown organically and is not genetically modified. This product is also considered to be free of all kinds of pesticides and other chemicals.
By reading the sticker code, you can tell if the fruit was genetically modified, organically grown or produced with chemical fertilizers, fungicides, or herbicides, so the most important thing for you and your family is to buy organic food. Now you know what these codes mean, read them carefully and be careful what you buy.
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