Do you know what you’re buying at the grocery store? You may THINK you’re buying the best produce for yourself and your family, but we discovered that it may not be as cut and dry as we’d like to assume.

The terms “locally grown”, “fresh produce”, and “homegrown” don’t necessarily mean that you’re getting crops grown organically.

In this episode of Earth911TV, we went on an undercover search to figure out the best ways to shop for organic food!

The “Non-GMO” label means that it’s not genetically modified. But it can still be grown with pesticides. A “Certified Organic” label means that it meets these requirements:

  • No synthetic pesticides, nuerotoxins or sewage sludge
  • The land in which it’s grown hasn’t used these substances for 3 or more years
  • Shops have strict regulations to keep organics separate from traditionally grown produce.

You can also use the PLU codes on produce to learn more about what you’re buying, whether it’s traditionally grown, organic or genetically modified.

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By Luria Petrucci

Luria hosts both Earth911TV and GeeksLife. You can find her at the intersections of fun, green living, technology and the geeky lifestyle. She enjoys learning alongside you on how to make life better, easier, greener and more efficient!