Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Day 57-Nutritional Bite

If you are interested in avoiding genetically modified food or conventionally grown food, reading fruit labels is important. Here is a legend to reading fruit labels:
Conventionally grown = 4 digits
Organically grown = starts with a 9, eg. 9_ _ _ _ (5 digits)
Genetically modified = starts with an 8, eg. 8_ _ _ _ (5 digit)

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I found a key to reading fruit labels on COMFOOD (Tuft's community nutrition list serve) and thought it was interesting. I usually pay attention to the store signs stating whether the fruits or vegetables are organic. Now, I also read the fruit label digits.

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