GMOs – You Can Already Read the Label
As millions are poured into the Washington State fight to prevent our food being properly labelled, there is already a way we can identify genetically modified fruit and veg.
It’s on the PLU. The romantic acronym for Price Look-Up. If it comprises four letters, it is a conventionally grown product. If it is five digits and begins with the number 9, it is an organic product. If it is five digits long and begins with the number 8, it is a genetically modified product.
I learned some of this the other day, at my local supermarket, then found out more in Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, Power Foods for the Brain.