That little sticker on your produce can tell you a lot about the item you are about to put in your cart.  The sticker not only provides the bar code to scan at the checkout counter, but it will also tell you where your produce was grown, and HOW it was grown!

Have you ever wondered what the numbers on the sticker mean?  
The next time you are at the grocery store, look at the numbers on the sticker.  

Most of our fruit and vegetables contain a four digit code that begins with a 3 or a 4.  If you see a 3 or a 4 at the beginning of the code, you know that this item was conventionally grown and most likely sprayed with pesticides.  (See this post if you want to see how pesticide exposure is impacting our bodies).

If the code is five digits and begins with a 9, this item was grown organically.  Easy peasy!


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