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How To Tell If You are Buying Genetically Modified Produce

I came across this image recently and wanted to share it here, and ask that everyone share this with everyone. On this image is a sticker we have all seen at one time or another on our produce. It is called PLUCode/Price Look Up Code for fresh fruits and vegetables sold in random-weight/bulk in produce departments. The code on the sticker is how we know if the product was grown conventionally, organically, or if it was genetically modified.

Right here in the US any Genetically Modified Food can be sold without proper labeling to the consumer. To me that is nothing more than fraud. If we buy a product to consume we have a right to know what is in it, bottom line and there is no excuse not to. In other countries GMF are labeled  consider yourself lucky.

I am attaching the image along with a link to the website for PLU Codes and for the IFPS (International Federation for Produce Standards)

PLU codes are assigned by the IFPS (International Federation for Produce Standards) after rigorous review at both the national and international levels. The only thing that can not be withheld in the US is produce.

IFPS is the International Federation for Produce Standards

PLU Codes




PLU Code

PLU Code


About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

4 responses »

  1. I guess this applies to Canada (possibly US) only?


  2. Thanks. This is good information to know about.



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