By Cat Robinson
Similarly some groups call for the boycotting of products made in Israel as this they claim supports an economy involved in the massacre of Palestinians.
So clearly this is a touchy subject for many – and why we should be educated about its legitimacy.
Here is a table of some of the generally accepted ‘country codes’: SOURCE
So how do you really know where a product comes from? Well modern mobile technology may have a solution. One of the most ground-breaking and well-known is an app fittingly named “Buycott” which is available on iTunes and Google Play. This app tracks far more data about the origins and even nutritional details of an item when you scan in a barcode on your smartphone, and can also help you avoid companies or policies which you have particularly strong feelings against.
A barcode is essentially just a number. A useful one; but don’t let yourself be fooled that it reveals all about the product you are buying – always stay informed.