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Comment: Re:While I agree that anonymity is a good thing... (Score 1) 780

by vericgar (#32697702) Attached to: SCOTUS Rules Petiton Signatures Are Public Record

In the State of Washington, they compare the signatures on the petition to the voter rolls to see if the signature matches.

Here is an interesting link to the details of the petition on the referendum that actually triggered this Supreme Court case:

http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/initiativesReferenda/Pages/R-71SignatureStats.aspx

Comment: Re:Wrong problem (Score 2, Informative) 475

by vericgar (#30002434) Attached to: Low-Energy Laser Etching May Replace Fruit Labels

You should take a look at the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI). We are just getting into the first steps of implementing this where I work (a regional produce distributor). Much of the traceability is already there, BUT every company has their own system. Recalls are a major pain - this will completely solve the problems. PTI provides a universal barcode on every box that traces the produce in the box to the farm level and which specific day it was picked.

http://www.producetraceability.org/

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