Friday, December 02, 2005

Vote Dole for Pineapple!

Today I put a banana sticker on Russell's computer and he questioned the significance of the four numbers. I realized that fruit sticker codes are mysterious to many people, so I will use this forum to enlighten you.

All fruits have a number code on a sticker. These codes are unique to the type of fruit, regardless of the grower, and are what the cashiers type into the register when ringing up your purchase. There are three different type of codes for conventionally grown, organically grown, and genetically engineered fruits. Conventionally grown fruits have the standard four digit code, whereas organically grown fruits have the same code with a '9' prefix. Genetically engineered fruits have a '8' prefix. For example, here are the codes for bananas:

4011 - Conventionally grown banana
94011 - Organically grown banana
84011 - Genetically engineered banana

If you are truly curious (Russell) then go to this website to see the complete list of fruit/veggie codes.


At 1:13 PM, Blogger Russell said...

Truly amazing. What are the codes for the other fruit?

At 10:35 PM, Blogger zLog said...

Hmm...So you've progressed from fruit-stickering your lunchbox to fruit-stickering other peoples talking oracle boxes?

At 1:53 PM, Blogger CK said...

Genetically Engineered Banana

That would be a cool name for a band.


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