Thursday, January 17, 2008

Those annoying little stickers!!

When you buy fruits and vegetables sometimes have those little stickers on them. They are difficult to remove but they serve a purpose. They are called PLU (produce look up) stickers that stores use to identify the produce. There are 1,300 codes to help the consumer to know what they are buying. Most have four digits but some have five. If they begin with an 8 it is a genetically modified variety and if it begins with a 9 it is an organically grown product. The code may also include where the product is grown and the name of the variety. Read that sticker. Grandma

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