I got the info below from a site entitled realfarmacy.com. Since it is very much life saving information, I thought I’d share. It talks about how to recognize what is legitimately organic from what is gmo and full of pesticides. Remember, you can spend a little more to eat, drink and take supplements that are all organic/non-gmo, OR, you can empty your bank account to pay your greedy doctor, greedy pharmacy and greedy hospital. Basically, it’s easy to afford because that cake, sugar, artificial sweeteners, cookies, crackers, bread, pasta, gluten and processed foods. You’ll find that you even have extra money to save – if you eat right! What you put into your body affects your body. My hope is that you’ll begin making a change for health today. Is a piece of cake that goes down in 2 minutes and adds unhealthy weight gain and disease, worth a lifetime of sickness and disease?
“Most of us don’t know that the stickers attached to the fruits and vegetables are there for more than just scanning the price.
“The PLU code, or the price lookup number on the sticker can help you determine if the product is genetically modified, organic or produced with chemical fertilizers, fungicides or herbicides.
“1. A four-digit code beginning with a 3 or a 4 means the produce is probably conventionally grown. The last digits of the code represent the kind of the fruit or vegetable you are buying. For example, bananas are always labeled with the code of 4011.
“2. If there are five numbers, and the first is “8″, then the product is genetically modified. The label on genetically modified banana (GE-genetically engineered of GMO) would contain the numbers 84011.
“3. A five-digit number that starts with a 9 means the item is organic. Organic bananas are labeled with 94011.
“”EWG ( The Environmental Working Group) analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items.
“The Environmental Protection Agency warns that the consumption of pesticides can lead to health problems such as “birth defects, nerve damage, cancer, and other effects that might occur over a long period of time.” Children are especially at risk of harm from pesticides.”