How to identify GMOs (genetically modified organism) products

what does this plu code mean

Identifying GMOs in U.S.

Although the U.S. does not require GM or GE foods to be labeled, you can still find out whether or not your produce is genetically engineered by looking at its PLU (price lookup) code on the sticky label added to grocery store produce:

Conventionally Grown

4-digit code

E.g. Conventionally grown banana: 4011

Organically Grown

5-digits starting with #9

E.g. Organically grown banana: 94011

Genetically Modified

5-digits starting with #8

E.g. GMO or GE banana: 84011