When I read this article about how some new produce distributors are starting to laser burn info on fruit instead of using stickers I thought it was a pretty cool idea. What do you think? Do you think it will, um, stick?
From the NY Times (article):
A new technology being used by produce distributors employs lasers to tattoo fruits and vegetables with their names, identifying numbers, countries of origin and other information that helps speed distribution. The marks are burned onto the outer layer of the skin and are visible to discerning consumers and befuddled cashiers alike.
The process, government approved and called safe by the industry, may sound sinister. But it was designed with the consumer in mind: laser coding could mean the end of those tiny stubborn stickers that have to be picked, scraped or yanked off produce.