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"According to a letter from 'a scientist knowledgeable
in the field of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)' in the
October 2003 issue of Gourmet magazine: "a..useful tip to the
consumer [would be] a primer on how to read the little
stickers on loose fruits and vegetables. Besides providing
the store's cash registers and computers with product
identification and price information, these stickers can
tell you a lot about the food you are buying. A label with
four digits indicates conventionally grown food. Labels with
five digits starting with an 8 indicate that the food is
genetically modified. Labels with 5 digits starting with a
9 indicate that the food is organically grown."

Sent to me by a friend. Anyone know if this is true?

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i'm sure the part about the organic being 5 digits starting with 9 is true and conventionally grown is 4 digits, but i don't know if GMOs will be segregated out with an 8 or if they'll be lumped in with the conventionally grown. you can check out the starting with 9 thing the next time you go to the grocery store. i've never seen an 8 sticker.
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