You must be buying fruits and vegetables almost daily from the market. The labels pasted on them are unlikely to have escaped your eyes. But have you ever spared a thought about what these labels actually mean? Are you aware that each label indicates whether the fruit or vegetable is harmful for your body.
Well, if your answer is no for both counts, here’s what you should know about these labels.
Remember, if the labels are printed according to the relevant guidelines, each one of them will have a four-digit number at the bottom. The first digit is what you should be really bothered about.
1. If the number begins with 3 or 4, it means that the food is a not-GMO product. Such fruits and vegetables may have been grown with the help of pesticides and other chemicals. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms, which means the fruit or vegetable has been grown after a modification of its DNA code.
2. If the number on the label begins with 9, it means the fruit has been organically grown. No harmful chemicals were added to catalyse its growth.
3. If the first digit is 8, it means that the fruit is a GMO food. The fact that the fruit contains modifies genes, could be a potential health hazard.
So the next time you visit your local market, make sure you stay away from fruits and vegetables, the label on which begins with 8. You will keep your family safe from health issues this way.
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