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Laser 'tattoos' to replace fruit labels

Laser machines could remove the need for stick-on labels during the sale of fruit.

Laser "tattoos" could remove the need for sticky labels during the sale of fruit, developers say.

The technology removes pigment from the fruit's surface to show information such as the item's sell-by date and price.

The process does not affect the taste or the lifespan of the fruit.

Marks and Spencer is looking to trial the technology in the hope of lowering its carbon footprint.

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