There’s a 4 or 5-digit code for each piece of produce.
Conventional produce starts with a 3 or 4.
Organic starts with a 9.
You’d think Frankenfood would start with a 666, but you’d be wrong. Genetically modified produce starts with an 8.
This is how I remember. While perusing the produce I sing a Gregorian chant I like to call “Hate The Eight.” Here’s how it goes: “Hate the eight … Hate the eight … Hate the eight … Hate the eight … Hate the eight … Hate the eight.”
Next time I go to the store, I’m going to do a little survey of my produce department. I suggest you do the same. If it’s alarming, be sure to tell both the Produce Manager and the Store Manager.
Like ending a sentence with a preposition, genetically modified food is something up with which we should not put.