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GMO food products and PLU (product lookup number)


All foods having PLU with 5-digit code beginning with 8 are GMO crops.

All foods having PLU with 5-digit code beginning with 9 means product grown organically without chemicals, pesticides, or genetic modification.

All foods having PLU with 4-digit starting with either 3 or 4 means product is not GMO, but grown on a farm that uses chemicals and pesticides.


Fruits and vegetables rarely genetically modified: onions, pineapples, avocados, cabbage sweet potatoes, grapefruit, watermelon, mushrooms.


Produce more likely to be GMO: apples, celery\, bell peppers, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, grapes, spinach, lettuce, cucumber, blueberries, potatoes, green beans, kale/collard greens, sweet corn, yellow squash zucchini, cherries, hot peppers.


This info comes from Jayson Calton, a Harvard-trained nutritionist who co-authored with his wife,
Mira, a book named “Rich Food, Poor Food”
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