Tag: shopping

17
Sep
2008

Truth or Consequences : Egg Labels

The New York Times has a pretty good article about the information you’ll find on an egg carton … what’s required, what the government allows them to claim, and what’s just creative story-telling. “For eggs from chickens that live in…

17
Sep
2008

Have You Been Short-Sized?

They have a gallery up over on The Consumerist showing 34 examples of what they call the “grocery shrink-ray…”  Manufacturers hope you won’t notice, but even the New York Times noticed : “In industry lingo, it’s called short-sizing. Aiming to…

17
Jul
2008

Alternatives to Reusable Canvas Grocery Bags

How To Carry Groceries With A Square Of Cloth

16
Jul
2008

Fish Market : What to Buy, What to Avoid

Monterey Bay Aquarium provides an excellent list of which fish and seafood to buy and which to skip. It’s fully hyperlinked, so you’ll find out why you should avoid a particular fish. Orange Roughy, for example, is a fish I’ve…

20
Apr
2008

Decoding PLU Numbers

Here’s a very interesting bit of information from our friends at Serious Eats about the numbers they put on those little stickers on items from the produce department… Conventional produce gets a four-digit number. Organic produce gets a five-digit number…