- 9XXXX: The number 9 followed by four other digits signifies the product is organic.
- 8XXXX: The number 8 followed by four other digits signifies the product has been genetically modified.
- 0XXXX or XXXX: The number 0 followed by four other digits or a PLU code of just four digits generally means the product is traditionally grown, though it’s not a 100% guarantee the product has not been genetically modified.
You'll never look at those little stickers the same way again. What are your favorite tips for eating organic? Sources: http://www.plucodes.com/docs/Users_Guide.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/dirty-dozen-foods http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/produce.asp http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/Save-on-Sustainable-Gallery-44032808