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wow - who knew?? "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)"

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 codes-need to investigate the veracity of this claim

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

Should You Go Non-GMO? Here’s What You Need to Know

Another reason to stay away from packaged foods. From Whole Foods Market. Here are some really great facts about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) //

Gross, but good to know. Tick Removal: A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tickwith the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. Please pass on.

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.

one of the most useful things I learned in culinary school was how to cut melon...repinning for those people who still don't know how!.

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!

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Ripe And Easy – A Guide To Produce Ripening. Can't eat healthy if you don't know how to store and care for healthy foods.

Lemons are often displayed as a bright and beautiful pop of color in many home kitchen displays. They lend a lovely scent to the air and an aesthetic sense of freshness to any setting. Therefore, it would be easy to assume that lemons are best left at room temperature. Don't Miss: Your Fridge: You're Using It Wrong Nope. Turns out we've all been doing it wrong. Lemons in fruit baskets are not meant to be, and will lead to wasted money on shriveled or rotten fruit. Lemons Like It Cold, Baby…

How to Keep Your Lemons Fresher, Longer

The Best Way to Keep Lemons Fresh for a Whole Month — Tips from The Kitchn - in the sealed plastic bag in the fridge

There really is a certain way to store each veggie or fruit to make sure they last the longest. I am so sick of throwing away good fruit and veggies. Some of these tips were really surprising to me, so be sure to check them out!

How To Store Fruits and Vegetables to Keep them From Spoiling - Printable

How To Store Fruits and Vegetables to Keep them From Spoiling -- this is awesome. Fruit and vegetable storage info dictionary!

DIY cooking spray, mix one part olive oil and five parts water, shake before use.

Homemade Cooking Spray: 1 part olive oil (or your choice of oil) to 5 parts water. Fill a misting spray bottle. Instructions Place oil and water into spray bottle. Shake well before eachuse.

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