From the Apr 2010 GROWING. “The Future of Produce Tracking So long to sticky labels” (Cap usage theirs, not mine). Those pesky little labels that we get on supermarket produce will soon be gone. Info will now be lasered into the skin of the fruit. (not a deep scar……taste and texture not affected). The system is already being used in other countries, but FDA approval takes a little longer here. This is, IMO, an interim step. The Holy Grail of produce tracking remains total tracibility from the field to the consumer, but we are not there yet.