By Mark Schauss | May 7, 2008
Yesterday, before I started juicing some veggies and fruits, I became a bit annoyed at those little stickers on the fruits. I noticed the numbers and wondered what they meant. Turns out there is a lot of information in those numbers. Here is a brief description of the numbers:
Conventionally grown fruits have four digits and do not start with a 9. Most start with a 4. These can and usually are grown using pesticides and non-organic fertilizers.
Organically grown have five digits and start with a 9.
Genetically modified fruits start with the number 8.
Next time you go to the supermarket, get out the magnifying glass and check out your fruits numbers and make the choices that you feel most comfortable with. I will be looking for the number 9 and staying far away from the ones starting with the number 8.