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Know Which Food is Genetically Modfied | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Know Which Food is Genetically Modfied | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

One of my friends sent me a great article today on how to know which food is genetically modified , as well as which food is organic, or just conventionally grown. Did you know that an amazing 80 percent of processed foods are genetically modified? I wasn’t a big fan of processed foods before I read that, but will be even less enthusiastic (if that’s possible) now. In an article published on FriendsEat.com , Spencer Cooper tells us the codes to look for in determining what type of food we’re getting. You’re looking for the number in front of the four-digit Price Look Up, or PLU, code on the product you’re about to buy and subsequently put in your mouth. A 9 means organic, an 8 means genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified (GMO); and just the four-digit code means conventionally grown (i.e. pesticides, chemical fertilizer, stuff like that). The example Cooper gi...

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