You know those annoying little stickers on your fruit and veggies that you have to peel off and they usually leave a sticky residue that you have to pick or cut off?? Well, those little stickers actually have a purpose and can tell you a lot about what you are about to eat! Think of them like your produce’s passport, that tells you where it is from and where it has been. Read below to become fluent in produce sticker reading…
If the number starts with 3 or 4 and has 4 digits- It is a conventionally grown and therefore has been farmed with conventional methods using pesticides and herbicides.
If the number starts with 9 and has 5 digits- It is organically grown and therefore has not been treated with any pesticides or herbicides and is not genetically modified (GMO).
If the number starts with 8 and has 5 digits- The fruit has been genetically modified (GMO) and has been farmed using conventional methods using pesticides and herbicides.