What PLU Code Means

What Plu code means

I went to the supermarket to buy groceries like I have always done. I was stopping at different places because the natural food guide I download from alkhalife. I had to go to more than one place to find everything I wanted. This particular occasion I found myself observing particular attention to the stickers that are on the food ( the PLU CODE) as I was buying my fruits and vegetables.


I asked my self the question that I thought many people have asked before "what does the PLU codes mean? The sticker placed on most fruits and vegetables. The PLU codes are not edible so what purpose do they serve?


The PLU code tells how a certain fruits or vegetables were grown in a farm. It indicates whether pesticides or other chemicals were used, whether fruit or vegetable is GMO or genetically modified, and whether the fruit or vegetable was grown organically or naturally.


There are three ways to read the PLU code stickers when you are buying you produce or other foods that may have a plu code.


The four digit PLU Code means that the fruit or vegetable was grown with chemicals. Herbicides, pesticides antibiotics, or some other form of an unnatural inorganic substance was used to grow the fruit, vegetable, or the product.

For example, a four digit PLU code my be 4012, insects will not eat fruit or vegetable grown and sprayed with  harmful pesticides or herbicides because these chemicals killed them , therefore, prevent other fruits or vegetables from being eaten or the insects simply won't eat sprayed food  because they instinctively understand the sprayed fruits or vegetables will cause harm health effects to them.


Five digit PLU code that starts with an 8 meaning :

If there is a five digit number on the PLU code and there is an 8 at the start, that means the fruit or vegetables is genetically modified (GMO). For example, a GMO PLU code will be 84012. The seed of the fruit or vegetable was genetically modified.


Five digit PLU code meaning starts with a 9 meaning:

If there are five digit and the first number starts with 9. That means the fruit or vegetable was organically grown without any harmful chemical such as herbicides or pesticide, and the seed was non GMO.


It is important to learn about the PLU codes placed on any products when buying food for maintaining good health. The chemicals that are used to keep the insects or birds from eating those same food that we eat do so by killing them. If these chemicals will kill one living life form, what will it do to another is something to to about, we the consumers have more power than we think on this matter. It is up to each one of us who have are the buying power, how will you act is entirely up to you.