Don't blink! It's a disappearing fruit label

Scott Amron, award-winning electrical engineer and concept artist, has come up with Vanishing Fruitwash Labels, which dissolve into an organic produce wash.

We usually cover news about Apple, the computer company, but here's some news about apples, the fruit.

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Supermarket produce often comes with those pesky labels that are a pain to pull off without injuring the fruit's skin. But Scott Amron, award-winning electrical engineer and concept artist, has come up with Vanishing Fruitwash Labels, which dissolve into an organic produce wash.

The labels are water-resistant and are triggered when rubbed with water. The wash can help remove dirt, wax, fungicides, and pesticides. The labels can display price look-up codes, which are used for inventory and checkout purposes, and can be pulled off like a sticker, too.

Some may argue whether washing your fruit is really necessary, and that all you need to do is to shine up that apple on your shirt. You can also use something like baking soda or vinegar in a spray bottle to wash your produce. Regardless, this is an interesting idea.

The idea is still a concept, and Amron is advertising a 10 percent stake as an investment opportunity.

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