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For those looking for the true cost t-shirt,  they are sold out. 

Connecting this wiki with a forum (such as Reddit) is essential for in-depth dialog (if enough people want this).

The  aim of this wiki is to begin organizing product and service  information/intelligence about the water, energy, human labor, toxins,  and production practices that go into the products and services offered  throughout the world.

Imagine true cost information for all  products and services available via text messaging/SMS (text a code for  each product & service) and, of course, via ’smartphone.’

Eventually, public kiosks in malls,  public spaces, etc. A mobile & public encyclopedia service revealing  the "open supply chains" and the costs beyond the mere monetary value and "Made in ___."

A text messaging system can be created immediately as well as other mobile options such as QR code stickers placed on a series of products where research has been done for each product and uploaded to the link of each QR code.

Someday  we may be able to access the following through a mobile handset about  any product while pointing to superior alternatives:

Water & Bottled Water

Sugar

Cotton

Resources/Links

List  would consist of these categories + sub-catagories listing specific  models, types, etc (eventually in alphabetical order or priority)

Cell phone

Cigarettes

Cola

Plastics

Paper

Corn

Coffee

Meats (fed corn vs. grass & hay)

Gasoline

Electronic parts

Columbite–tantalite (coltan)

Ships

Cars, trucks, vehicles

Concrete

Asphalt

Glass

Pharmaceuticals

Marijuana (foreign grown murder rate versus homegrown)

Beer, wine, alcohol

Fast food & Health (excess sugar, salt, fat effects)

Wind power turbine

Solar power panels

US  Department of Defense (jets, missiles, bullets, tungsten, copper, zinc,  aluminum, bauxite, manganese, chromium, petroleum, etc)

Uranium

Chlorine

Pesticides

Nitrates

Niobium

Tantalum

Borium

Iron

Bronze

Pyrochlore

Titanium

Phosphates