WARNING: Why You Should Never Buy Produce with a Sticker That Begins with 8

Hey guys, how are you today? Well, can I ask you a simple question – have you ever stared at the sticker on your beautiful Fuji apple and wondered what the numbers meant? Well, to be honest with you, it turns out, they really do matter! Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this!

Yes, you got that right – every number has a meaning

Number 3 and 4

Here’s what you need to know – well, anything starting with a “3” or “4” means that it is grown conventionally. Conventional farming is when chemicals and pesticides are used in different methods to allow for bigger, faster and longer lasting crops. If you are shopping on a budget, here are a few items that are okay to buy conventionally grown:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Cabbage

Number 8

If this number starts with an “8” means your food has been genetically engineered. This means that the food you are buying has been created by a person or machine in order to maximize productivity. Try to stay away from this produce at all costs.

Number 9

You should also know that if any number that starts with a “9” means that piece of produce is an organic good. You may be wondering what exactly it means for something to be organic. Organic basically means that the soil that the product is grown in has been untouched by pesticides, chemically contaminated fertilizers, pesticides and antibiotics. Organic food not only tastes better, but it has been scientifically proven to have healthier benefits inside the body. Remember, you actually are what you eat so fuel up on the good stuff! Here are a few of my favorites to always buy organic when possible:

  • Apples
  • Cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Bell Peppers

And, this is extremely important for you to remember – you should support your local farmers by visiting farmer’s markets and local food stores, and you can also join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) exchange to ensure that you know where your food is coming from. It is one thing to buy organic items at the grocery store, but it’s another thing to get the opportunity to shake the hand of the farmer who just grew your dinner! We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and have a good one!