Friday, November 6, 2009

Read the numbers on your fruits....

I received this piece of information so I decided to go to the super mart and check it out. I found this apple with a sticker. According to the information I received, this isn't genetically modified but it isn't safe to consume either. I couldn't find any with stickers that starts with the digit 9.
Conventional Fruit Labels Four digits starting with 4
Organic Fruit Labels Five digits and starts with number 9
Genetically Modified Fruits Start with the digit 8

So next time you go shopping, remember these critical numbers and know how to avoid purchasing inorganic and GMO fruits. Shop Safe :) This is good to know because stores aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified­.) So if you come across an apple in the store and its label is 4922, it's a 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 do not buy!!!! It has been genetically modified (GMO).
Now, this is what puzzles me, I found this too. A bag of apples with stickers numbers. There are even fruits without any stickers on. Have you noticed? What do we do then? Eat and be poisoned or do not eat any fruits!? :o(


kenwooi said...

thanks for sharing..
really informative =)

Arief Arf said...

great info, but i don't think i can remember the codes/numbers.

and what about the fruits from pasar?
=P said...

Happy to provide the info. Hmmm...pasar fruits? Think they r mostly from China. U think there'll be any stickers?!