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How to Shop for GE-Free Food

By John McQuaid, Lisa Gosselin, "3 Keys to Finding GE-Free Food," March/April 2011

3 tips for finding food that isn't genetically engineered.


READER'S COMMENT:
"I'm surprised that you don't mention the PLU codes on fresh produce. 4 digits means its conventionally grown; a 9 in front of the 4-digit code means its organically grown; an 8 in front of the 4-digit code means GE. http://www.plucodes....

Non-GMO Label. Started at a natural-foods store in Berkeley, California, in 2003, the Non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) Project has grown to include certification and labeling of more than 900 products and, according to a Nielsen report, was the fastest-growing health and wellness claim on store brands in 2009 (gluten-free was No. 2). Last October, more than 580 stores (including Whole Foods, which is certifying its “365 Everyday Value” brand as Non-GM) participated in a Non-GMO month highlighting the label. Keep in mind: Non-GMO does not mean a product is organic.

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