Meaning of number codes on fruit -- 4 numbers = produce was conventionally grown. 5 numbers starting with number 8 = genetically modified seeds. 5 numbers starting with number 9 = organically grown (not genetically modified seeds).
GMO, Pesticides or Organic PLU Codes, What They Mean? Pay attention to the stickers on loose/bulk produce. These stickers are not required to be on the produce but many grocers use them to distinguish different forms of produce (GMO or Organic)
Should You Go Non-GMO? Here’s What You Need to Know
Tick Removal: Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and lightly swab it for seconds; the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. Crush or burn the tick.
A Pinner said: one of the most useful things I learned in culinary school was how to cut melon. I started cutting my watermelon this way and no longer dread it! plus how to pick the perfect watermelon!