More on fruit PLUs

Several people have emailed with more information about the numbers on your fruit, also known as PLUs, or product look ups. It seems the 8 or 9 are just modifiers, added to the original number. So 4011 is a regular banana, while 94011 is for organic bananas. If you're interested, here's a big list of PLU codes. Also, our emailer notes, "When there was such an uproar against GM foods, only one GM product, a modified version of papaya, was registered. So you'll almost never see an 8 and if you do, it will be 84394." Speaking of, some emailed to point out that GM food wasn't bad, and that's what gardners and growers have been doing all along with selective breeding. I don't agree, but that's a post for another time. Thanks Robert!