Thursday, February 5, 2009

Organic NNNNN.com's?

Apparently, PLU codes can be used to distinguished between organic and genetically modified products (i.e., according to Wikipedia, the code for organic yellow bananas is 94011). According to Vision Magazine:
Conventionally grown produce has a four-digit PLU that begins with three or four. Organically grown produce has a five-digit PLU that begins with nine. Genetically modified produce has a five-digit PLU that begins with eight.
Now, I haven't yet heard of an organic produce company advertising this with a five-digit numeric domain name, but it might be a great idea for one to do so!