Author Topic: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.  (Read 882 times)

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Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« on: February 15, 2013, 04:54:37 AM »
I found this interesting little tidbit of information and wanted to share.  Toy   

Although they seem like a nuisance, the stickers or labels attached to fruit and some vegetables have more of a function than helping scan the price at the checkout stand. The PLU code, or price lookup number printed on the sticker, also tells you how the fruit was grown. By reading the PLU code, you can tell if the fruit was genetically modified, organically grown or produced with chemical fertilizers, fungicides, or herbicides.
 
http://www.drfranklipman.com/what-do-those-codes-on-stickers-of-fruits-and-some-veggies-mean/

The list (link) for the dirty dozen was interesting too.  Really makes me want that garden. 


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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 06:49:23 AM »
You want luscious, picture perfect, grown in America fruit? India is the place to go. For one thin American dime you can get same kind of Christmas stocking toe orange of your childhood memories.  Not so long ago hotels here in America would offer the same kind of quality fresh fruit with there breakfasts. Now we call them "Feeder Fruit" because they are the size and quality that used to go to livestock. It is a little sad we are offered second grade fruits and vegetables in our groceries now.
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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 06:51:20 AM »
Holy cow!   Thanks for the heads up!...   I am really glad I am doing what I am doing.... soon I wont really "have" to go to the produce section at all.   Gardens seedling will be started very soon, and my indoor learning will begin when I get back from Bristol....
We've been busy building an indoor garden...
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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 07:06:56 AM »
Holy cow!   Thanks for the heads up!...   I am really glad I am doing what I am doing.... soon I wont really "have" to go to the produce section at all.   Gardens seedling will be started very soon, and my indoor learning will begin when I get back from Bristol....
We've been busy building an indoor garden...

Hmm......Eyes, there goes your bedroom.  :lol:
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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 03:04:54 PM »
Holy cow!   Thanks for the heads up!...   I am really glad I am doing what I am doing.... soon I wont really "have" to go to the produce section at all.   Gardens seedling will be started very soon, and my indoor learning will begin when I get back from Bristol....
We've been busy building an indoor garden...

As always Elfie you inspire me.  Toy  :smile:
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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 07:57:52 AM »
As always Elfie you inspire me.  Toy  :smile:
lol,,, thanks Toy,,,, this has been a project for sure.... it has taken up a whole room for one grow light.  but the good part is I will be able to have salad stuff and some veggies.... lol, the guy said I should be going pretty good after the third growth,,, guess it takes three times blowin it until it actually works,lol. Oh well,,,, ya know this all started because I honestly hate to go shopping......
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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 07:36:08 AM »
The Link to the Codes was especially interesting.

I sent it out to several hundred persons.

It's something that everyone should know to make a more intelligent decision on what to be wary of.
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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 07:31:56 PM »
Well, I got the gardens tilled and planted 2 kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of sweet bell peppers, jalepenos, cilantro, flat leafed parsley, thyme, tarragon, cut back the sage and lavender, the  seeds of radish, leaf lettuce and spinach are in.   Dill will go in next week and the new beds that will hold green beans and cucs and zuchinis,lol...
Yep so it begins......
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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013, 06:18:46 AM »
Well, I got the gardens tilled and planted 2 kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of sweet bell peppers, jalepenos, cilantro, flat leafed parsley, thyme, tarragon, cut back the sage and lavender, the  seeds of radish, leaf lettuce and spinach are in.   Dill will go in next week and the new beds that will hold green beans and cucs and zuchinis,lol...
Yep so it begins......

It all sounds wonderful.  You put us all to shame Elfie.  Toy   :smile: :smile:
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Re: Grocery Codes on Produce...Time to garden.
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 07:35:47 AM »
Well Toy I wouldnt say that,,all I know is it keeps my busy! Hence no trouble I can cause,lol
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