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 Friday, July 20th, 2018

January 8, 2011

Go Organic with Produce

When it comes to produce, your best choice is organic

We live in a world where genetic modification of our food supply is extremely prevalent. Genetic modification involves the alteration of genes as a means of increasing yield and potentially reducing the use of pesticides. However, some scientists believe that genetic modification can lead to serious health problems.
Therefore, itís really important to identify whether or not your produce has been a target of genetic modification and/or sprayed with pesticides.
Reading labels is the easiest way to determine if your produce is safe to eat.
If the number on the label begins with a 4, it is conventional produce. This means that it has most likely been sprayed with pesticides.
Genetically modified produce will start with the number 8 and it often is identified with a string of numbers consisting of 5 digits.
When it comes to produce, your best choice is organic. Organic produce is pesticide-free, has not been genetically modified and is food in its natural state. When shopping for organic produce, look for a label that begins with the number 9 followed by a string of 5 digits. Once pricey and hard to find, organic produce can be found at most supermarkets and is increasingly becoming more reasonably priced.

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