Okay, I'm not exactly what that article is trying to say. Here's the paragraph I question:
The 4-digit PLU codes on the sometimes-pain-in-the-neck labels glued to apples, for example, tell the checkout lady which is a small Fuji (4129) and which is a Honeycrisp (3283). She'll know what to charge you and the inventory elves will know what's what. If there's a 5-digit code starting with 9, then it's organic.
I fully understand the need for a store to keep inventory through the numbers on products; that's a given.
But nothing in this article says that we should not believe the number "9" as being truly organic. In fact the article states that it is. And right now, until the law is changed, produce cannot be labeled organic if it is GMO. Sure, we are in a place in agriculture where there is some issues about cross-contamination but even then, if GMO cross-contamination is detected then the law removes the grower's organic certification. So a person can totally avoid GMO by buying organic (the number "9")
And YES, GMO labeling is a BIG issue on all packaged and processed foods. At this point food manufacturers are not required to state if their stuff includes anything that has been genetically modified. And that is a shame. People have the right to know. England has passed the GMO labeling law because the people demanded it. When are we going to do the same??
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