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2010-03-12 16:19:41.183683+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Fruit Sticker.com - understand the PLU codes on fruit. If it starts with a 9 it's organic, 8 it's genetically modified. But in all cases it's reducing your fruit to a commodity...

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-03-12 19:48:53.168953+00 by: petronius

Nothing prevents you from buying whichever banana you wish. However, from the merchant's point of view its just a banana.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-03-12 18:04:07.492841+00 by: Dan Lyke

My point in pointing out the commodity status, is that if you're paying attention and looking for fruit which distinguishes itself by color, flavor, or origin, then your fruit is no longer a commodity, each item is individual.

The difference between buying a 94011 and buying a specific banana.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-03-12 16:40:53.509372+00 by: petronius

Er.... yes, fruit is a commodity when I buy it. If I don't buy it, it is just decoration in the supermarket bin.