Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Know The Code


First, let me say buy local whenever you can. Second, okay sometimes even I break down and get produce from the grocery store. I know, I know. Twenty lashes with a wet noodle. Anyway ...

Well, thanks to my Twitter friends I found a great video by Sprig that explains what those numbers mean on the stickers you find on produce at the grocery store. Those stickers are the PLU codes - price look up codes.

In sum, here's what they can tell you:

Conventionally grown = four digit code
Organically grown = five digit code that always starts with the number nine.
Genetically modified = five digit code that always starts with the number eight.

Awesome info.

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