Many of us are eating Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) whether we realize it or not. Do you know how to tell the difference?
It turns out that you can easily tell whether the produce you purchase at the grocery store is a GMO simply by reading the PLU (price look up) code.
Here’s what you need to be aware of:
1. If the PLU is 5 digits and begins with an 8, then it a Genetically Modified Organism.
2. If the PLU is 4 digits, even if it contains a symbol at the beginning, then it is not a GMO.
Regarding your purchases of processed foods, keep in mind that according to Wikipedia, as many as 75% of ALL processed foods on American shelves contain at least one GMO.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a way to discern if a packaged item contains GMOs or not. Yet another reason to avoid the entire middle section of the grocery store as much as possible.
For wholesome, nutritious and delicious recipe ideas, be sure to visit my gluten-free recipe page.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.