Decode the numbers on the fruit you buy

(via BoingBoing)

Sure, this is useless knowledge to most, but it’s still interesting.  Some day, you might just win money for knowing trivial stuff like this.

The sticker labels on fruit: The numbers tell you how the fruit was grown. Conventionally grown fruit has four digits; organically grown fruit has five and starts with a nine; genetically engineered has five numbers and starts with an eight.