If you haven’t already, take a closer look at those little sticky labels on the fruit and vegetables you buy at the grocery store. Those numbers provide important information regarding just how the produce was grown. So even is something is marked as organic, the sticker will reassure you that it is.
If the label has:
- 4 digits only: The produce was grown in a conventional manner which means with pesticides and other petroleum based chemicals or fertilizers.
- 8 + 4 digits: This produce is genetically modified, a GMO. It contains genes that were put there by someone else other than Mother Nature.
- 9 + 4 digits: This produce has been grown following organic farming practices.
In other words try this for a creative, (or perhaps hokey), attempt to remember:
8 is not at all great with all those GMO’s that I hate.
9 is fresh and fine. Organic and healthy for me and mine.
So there you have it! No need to go bananas with trying to keep up with all this information. And when it’s time to clean your fruit and veggies, keep these homemade recipes and tips in mind too.