How to use the PLU for gmo produce
(to determine potentially genetically modified organisms / in produce* in the market)
The price look-up (PLU) code system used by most produce distributors may have the side benefit of allowing consumers to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store. Even though the GMA and big business are fighting to hide your right to know what is in your food, genetically engineered information is not often disclosed and will not be added to labels in the United States unless individual states stand up for their citizens right.
What can PLU Codes tell you:
PLU codes do have the potential to identify genetically engineered produce. This video shows you how to read PLU codes to play food detective and unlock the information that may already right at your fingertips.
Tips to understanding PLU Codes:
If first number has:
“3 or 4“- Conventionally Grown (most likely have been grown with pesticides and herbicides)
“8“- Genetically Engineered
* This information in this video has not been verified as 100% accurate, please comment below video if you have been able to verify the statements of this video producer. Some conflicting evidence shows that GMO can be mislabeled on a PLU.