Bananas sold in stores have different stickers stuck on them.
What do they mean?
- There is a 4-digit code on the sticker, the first digits begin with numbers 3 or 4, this means that the fruit is grown according to the principle of intensive agriculture, with the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
- There is a 5-digit code on the sticker, the first number being 9, this means that the fruit was grown conventionally or “organically”, no pesticides were used, only organic fertilizers.
- There is a 5-digit code on the sticker, and the first number is 8, which means that the fruit is genetically modified, or it is also called GMO for short.
All fruits brought from abroad must have stickers. This means that all products marked in this way pass sanitary control and are safe for consumption. If there is no sticker, it means that the product is not certified, so it can be dangerous to use.
You should always pay attention to this small fact in order to protect yourself and your loved ones from low-quality and dangerous products.
My English is not great, but I hope you enjoyed the article. Written by Steven Royston.