Thursday, March 23, 2006

What do those numbers mean?

What do those little stickers with numbers on your fruit mean? Well, I found out. Those numbers indicate whether the fruit is conventionally or organically grown or genetically engineered! A friend of mine passed on this link to me, so I'm passing it on to you.

"[T]he sticker labels on fruit: The numbers tell you how the fruit was grown. Conventionally grown fruit has four digits; organically grown fruit has five and starts with a nine; genetically engineered has five numbers and starts with an eight."

Source: http://www.megnut.com/2006/03/read-the-numbers-on-your-fruit

1 comment:

Dustin Mitchell said...

I've noticed that too. Thing is, I'm not sure what kind of vetting goes on for those categories -- the stickers are basically to help cashiers ring up the right product.