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One of my most important food shopping tips ever--those annoying stickers on fruits and veggies tell you A LOT! 4 numbers mean they were conventionally grown, 5 numbers starting with number 8 means they are genetically modified (GMO), and 5 numbers starting with 9 means they were organically grown (no pesticides or nasty GMOs)

Those annoying #fruit stickers can, apparently, be quite informative: A 4-number code denotes conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables (pesticides used); A 5-number code beginning with 8 means, organic or not, the fruit or vegetable was genetically modified (GE or GMO); And a 5-number code beginning with 9 means the fruit was organically grown without genetic modification. #tips

Good to know. "One of my most important food shopping tips ever--those annoying stickers on fruits and veggies tell you A LOT! 4 numbers mean they were conventionally grown, 5 numbers starting with number 8 means they are genetically modified (GMO), and 5 numbers starting with 9 means they were organically grown (no pesticides or nasty GMOs)".

As moms, we know it’s important to make sure our children get plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, the chemicals sprayed on conventionally grown fruit and veggie crops kill more than just bugs. There’s more to know and this infographic will help you figure out how to best protect your little ones.

Read all the labels!

Those stickers on fruits and veggies tell you quite a bit! - 4 numbers mean they were conventionally grown - 5 numbers starting with number "8" means they are genetically modified - 5 numbers starting with "9" means they were organically grown. - 10 numbers starting with an area code means someone wrote their phone number on the produce...disregard :)

Who knew those annoying little fruit stickers could actually contain useful consumer information? :: Foolish Fire

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Take a second to look at the fruit and vegetables you are buying to see if their sticker starts with the number 9. If so then it is organic with no added pesticides and no GMO's

how to tell by codes whether or not your fruits and veggies are genetically modified or organic

Tis the season! this website is SO helpful for those trying to start a more organic, seasonally grown diet.

The best fruits and veggies for starting your day