Fruit's Label Tell - Pesticide, GMO, Organic

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Fruit's Label Tell - Pesticide, GMO, Organic

Postby winth » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:53 pm

Cut and Paste from one of the emails I've received.

Very good info ... for those who are interested.


Read the Numbers on Your Fruit

I just found this out about a month ago and I've been an organic vegan for over four years, go figure. That just goes to say that we must all remain as students and continue to learn and learn — never stop studying and gaining new information.

Okay, so what did I learn?

I learned that sticker labels on the fruits actually tell you how the fruits have been grown - whether they were organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides; oh and let's not forget about the genetically engineered fruits.

Conventional Fruit Labels
Four digits and does not start with 9
** mostly starting with the digit 4

Organic Fruit Labels
Five digits and starts with number 9

Genetically Modified Fruits
Start with the digit 8

** this is good to know because stores aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified

Okay, so if you come across an apple in the store and it's labels 4922, it's an conventional apple grown with herbicides and harmful fertilizers. If it has a sticker 99222, it's organic and safe to eat. If it says 89222, then RUN!!!! It has been genetically modified (GMO).
So next time you go shopping, remember these critical numbers and know how to avoid purchasing inorganic and GMO fruits.

Shop Safe :)

winth
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Postby sashimi » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:05 pm

I received this some time ago too.

Actually I'm not so concerned about this since the use of chemical fertilizers is very widespread.

What scares me more are the stories explaining why some chickens, like KFC chickens especially, are so incredibly big and "meaty"..... :shock: :!:

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Re: Fruit's Label Tell - Pesticide, GMO, Organic

Postby mikii » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:36 am

winth wrote:Cut and Paste from one of the emails I've received.

Very good info ... for those who are interested.


Read the Numbers on Your Fruit

I just found this out about a month ago and I've been an organic vegan for over four years, go figure. That just goes to say that we must all remain as students and continue to learn and learn — never stop studying and gaining new information.

Okay, so what did I learn?

I learned that sticker labels on the fruits actually tell you how the fruits have been grown - whether they were organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides; oh and let's not forget about the genetically engineered fruits.

Conventional Fruit Labels
Four digits and does not start with 9
** mostly starting with the digit 4

Organic Fruit Labels
Five digits and starts with number 9

Genetically Modified Fruits
Start with the digit 8

** this is good to know because stores aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified

Okay, so if you come across an apple in the store and it's labels 4922, it's an conventional apple grown with herbicides and harmful fertilizers. If it has a sticker 99222, it's organic and safe to eat. If it says 89222, then RUN!!!! It has been genetically modified (GMO).
So next time you go shopping, remember these critical numbers and know how to avoid purchasing inorganic and GMO fruits.

Shop Safe :)


Thank you for your useful info, appreciate it.

mikii
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