Monday, February 25, 2008

Translating the Numbers

On my design blog, I did a piece about how Ikea names their products. Turns out that there's a method to their madness. Who knew!

Now, I've recently found out what the numbers that you see on fruit and vegetables at the grocery store mean:
  • A four-digit number means it was conventionally grown
  • A five-digit number beginning in “9″ means it is organic
  • A five-digit number beginning in “8″ means it was genetically modified

Wow... that's good information to know. I will certainly keep my eyes open for a little number 8 and avoid it at all costs.


Meghan said...

This is INCREDIBLY helpful information! Can I link to your post from my food blog?

Pigtown-Design said...

Sure... i can't remember the source of the information though!

You are really ambitious in the kitchen! Your pix and recipes all look wonderful.

K8teebug said...

I never knew that! (about IKEA or food codes) Thank you!