This does not give me confidence that asparagus not labeled "NON GMO" have not been genetically engineered.
I purchased these at the grocery store this week.
Trivia About PLU Numbers
At one time it was thought that genetically engineered produce would be more attractive to the consumer. The prefix "8" before the PLU number was assigned to indicate that the food had been genetically engineered. I've never seen an 8. Ever.
The prefix "9" was assigned to indicate that the food is organic. If these asparagus were organic (and therefore, by definition, not genetically engineered), the PLU would read 94080 instead of 4080. Producers go out of their way to clearly label "9" these days.