Have you ever wondered about the Fruit Sticker Numbers or PLU (Price Look-Up Code) on fruit? Well it's really simple and fun for you (the shopper) and the kids to find the numbers together as a game.
I was reading in the June, "Naturally Preferred" magazine pg#21, found in the Natural Organic section at Fred Meyers that Fruit Sticker numbers indicate whether an item is Organic or Conventionally grown.
Organically grown means the farming methods are without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides, bioengineered genes, or petroleum-based or sewage sludge-based fertilizers. Sounds scarey huh?! Well, rest assured you can detect Organic fruit & vegetables by the label that says Organic & has the PLU number that has a 9 proceeding a four-digit number!
You can go HERE and enter Fruit Sticker numbers to see if they are Organic!