If You See THIS Label On the Fruit Do Not Buy It at Any Cost – This Is Why



Most of us don’t know that the stickers attached to the fruits and vegetables are there for more than just scanning the price.

The PLU code, or the price lookup number on the sticker can help you determine if  the product is genetically modified, organic or produced with chemical fertilizers, fungicides or herbicides.

1. A four-digit code beginning with a 3 or a 4 means the produce is probably conventionally grown. The last four letters of the code represent the kind of the fruit or vegetable you are buying. For example, bananas are always labeled with the code of 4011.

2. If there are five numbers, and the first is “8″, then the product is genetically modified. The label on genetically modified banana (GE-genetically engineered of GMO) would contain the numbers 84011.

3. A five-digit number that starts with a 9 means the item is organic. Organic bananas are labeled with 94011.


EWG ( The Environmental Working Group) analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items.

The Environmental Protection Agency warns that the consumption of pesticides can lead to health problems such as “birth defects, nerve damage, cancer, and other effects that might occur over a long period of time.”  Children are especially at risk of harm from pesticides.


Fruits and Vegetables to Always Buy Organic

The Dirty Dozen Plus

These foods have really high pesticide loads and should always be purchased organic.

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Hot Peppers
  • Nectarines (imported)
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Kale/Collard Greens
  • Summer Squash

Clean 15

These foods are relatively safe  and do not have to be purchased organic if you are on a budget.

  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocados
  3. Cabbage
  4. Cantaloupe
  5. Sweet Corn (not to be confused with potentially GMO canned corn)
  6. Eggplant
  7. Grapefruit
  8. Kiwi
  9. Mangoes
  10. Mushrooms
  11. Onions
  12. Papayas
  13. Pineapples
  14. Sweet Peas
  15. Sweet Potatoes


The EWG also notes that 99 percent of apples, 98 percent of peaches and 97 percent of nectarines all tested positive for at least one pesticide residue, while the average (white) potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce!

The EWG ranks 48 produce items from most pesticide to least pesticide HERE.

Source: www.drfranklipman.com

4 thoughts on “If You See THIS Label On the Fruit Do Not Buy It at Any Cost – This Is Why

  • January 8, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    organic is a bunch of bullshit because there is nothing truly organic even if someone sprays there lawn within 2 miles of your place it get on your veg. there just double the price of ordonare veg.

    • January 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      All food was organic before. Organic is safer, especially for children. We live in a world full of chemicals and every little bit helps to avoid them. Reactions to these chemicals don’t happen over night and it takes many years to see any results. Eat less junk food and you’ll be able to afford real food that’s organic. Eat smart.

  • February 20, 2017 at 5:32 am

    If all of the food is grown in the ground it IS organic. They are trying to change the word organic into something special. Like I said if it’s grown in dirt it is organic. Pesticide free would be a better way to say it. Although, seriously do you think these expensive “organic” food is pesticide free or even checked to see if it is? Over the course of these so-called organic foods many companies were caught pulling a fast one on consumers. Caught using all the stuff everyone seems to be warning us about. Seriously, writing up BS like this? You put so much effort in writing about crappy food but never want to take charge and voice concern where it matters, say like the FDA or USDA or any other agency? If the poisons are that prevalent then why isn’t anyone even TRYING to stop it? Results work, talking about it does NOTHING.

    • March 7, 2017 at 10:14 am

      The organic farms go through strict testing before they can be labeled organic. lt is expendsive and very time consuming just to get started so you should know they are dedicated organic farmers. Yes there are those companies that cheat and you will find that in all walks of live but if you buy direct from these farmers you will get the best you can for you family.

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