Food Labeling: How to Identify Conventional, Organic and GMO Produce

The price look-up (PLU) code system used by most produce distributors has the side benefit of allowing consumers to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store. Even though the defeat of Proposition 37 means that genetically engineered information will not be added to labels at this time, PLU codes do have the potential to identify genetically engineered produce. This video shows you how to read PLU codes to unlock the information that is already right at your fingertips. Written and Produced by Mike Kahn.
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If we increased our consumption of conventionally-produced fruits and vegetables how much cancer would be prevented versus how much cancer might be caused by the additional pesticide exposure?

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That was the final installment of my 5-part video series on organics. I hope you feel you have a better understanding of the science, rather than just the hype and anti-hype on both sides. To recap:
• Are Organic Foods More Nutritious? (http://nutrititionfacts.org/video/Are-Organic-Foods-More-Nutritious)
• Are Organic Foods Safer? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-organic-foods-safer)
• How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-to-make-your-own-fruit-and-vegetable-wash)
• Are Organic Foods Healthier? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Are-Organic-Foods-Healthier)

I’ve covered the issue of cadmium in our diet before in Cadmium and Cancer: Plant vs. Animal Foods (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cadmium-and-cancer-plant-vs-animal-foods/) and Male Fertility and Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/male-fertility-and-diet/). Heavy metals are found concentrated in seafood and organ meats, but can also be found in certain supplements (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/amla-and-triphala-tested-for-metals/) and protein powders (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/heavy-metals-in-protein-powder-supplements/).

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