Have you ever wondered why there are brand stickers on fruits? The stickers are not just for branding but can actually tell you how the fruits were grown or created. By reading the PLU code on a fruit label, you can tell if the fruit was organically grown, conventionally grown or genetically engineered. Scientists have not perfected the art of creating genetically modified food; therefore, consuming it may cause unknown allergens and harmful side effects.
Many of the techniques used for creating genetically modified food have not been thoroughly tested and are rushed into the market for quick profits. When your body detects food that is not natural, it usually treats the food like a foreign agent. This can cause certain allergic reactions and may lead to autoimmune disorders, birth defects and other chronic health problems. As of the published date of this article, the FDA does not require genetically modified food to be labeled. Because of this, most companies that produce genetically modified food do not put GMO labels on their food products.
Fruit Label PLU Code (U.S.)
- Conventionally grown fruit: PLU code consists of 4 numbers (e.g. 4012).
- Organically grown fruit: PLU code consists of 5 numbers and begins with 9 (e.g. 94012)
- Genetically engineered fruit: PLU code consists of 5 numbers and begins with 8 (e.g. 84012). In the USA, genetically modified food usually does not have this PLU code, because most consumers have a negative view about genetically modified food and there is no law that requires food manufacturers to label their GMO food. To learn ways on how to avoid genetically modified food, read this article titled Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food.
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