by Scott Smith
I get this email newsletter from Dr. Mercola. I don’t remember signing up for it, but I’m sure I did at some point. I usually glance through it and delete it, but today I read How the Government is Causing the Global Food Crisis. Among several tips to use your dollars to avoid being a part of it is this:
Look at Produce Stickers. The PLU code for conventionally grown fruit consists of four numbers, organically grown fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number 9, and GM fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number 8.
I read labels and try to buy as much organic food as possible. I now have a useful tool for avoiding genetically modified crops.