Conventional Fruit Labels Four digits starting with 4
Organic Fruit Labels Five digits and starts with number 9
Genetically Modified Fruits Start with the digit 8
So next time you go shopping, remember these critical numbers and know how to avoid purchasing inorganic and GMO fruits. Shop Safe : This is good to know because stores aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified .
So if you come across an apple in the store and it's label is 4922, it's a conventional apple grown with herbicides and harmful fertilizers.
If it has a sticker 99222, it's organic and safe to eat.
If it says 89222, then do not buy!!!! It has been genetically modified (GMO).