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11-12-2006, 11:02 PM
My papaya is conventional and is called carribbean red papaya from belize.... but the produce number is 3112. I have never heard of a produce number starting with a 3! I am thinking I shouldn't eat it.... no GMO!
11-12-2006, 11:18 PM
3112 just means some variety of papaya. The digit that identifies whether a produce is organic is not the first digit, but the myriads' digit. This number doesn't have a myriads' digit so it doesn't say anything about how it's grown. If a PLU were 9265, that doesn't mean it's organic, but if it's 92653, it does.
Sharon in Colorado
11-12-2006, 11:32 PM
Conventional produce start with 3's and 4's, and are 4-digit numbers. They started using 3's, when they ran out of 4's.
It is the ones starting with 8's that indicate GMO produce.
11-13-2006, 03:52 AM
yea dont know i work at trader joes i know if it begins with 9's its organic
11-13-2006, 11:51 AM
Yep like Sharon said.
I read though that most papayas are genetically modified or something like that, and there isn't a law requiring them to be labeled. Does anyone know the facts on this?
11-13-2006, 12:05 PM
Well, I ate it this morning. It was huge, and so good. It was a caribbean papaya. I heard that most hawaiian papayas are GM.
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