Note: so far I’ve found no smart phone apps that address non-GMO sources for Canada (and I’ve been following this website for a while, hoping one might show up). If you know of one, please comment below.
The Center for Food Safety offers a True Food Shopper’s Guide for the iPhone and Android (search for “True Food” — it’s the app that has a “fist holding a fork” icon).
FooduCate allows you to scan a product bar code to identify GMOs and other potentially harmful ingredients.
NxtNutrio also allows you to scan a product bar code to identify GMOs and other potentially harmful ingredients, then they take it one step further, allowing you to set up a profile for allergies / food sensitivities, and even make a comment on a product.
BuyCott (versus boycott) allows you to scan barcodes to identify if a brand is one of the organic food companies that gave money to support California’s GMO labeling measure. It can also be used to boycott anti-GMO labeling companies if that’s your thing.
IPIIT the Food Ambassador (available for android and iphone) allows you to designate the ingredients you wish to avoid (including GMOs, specific food allergens, or other harmful ingredients), and scan the product’s bar code to find out if the product contains any of those ingredients. If it does, the app provides suggestions on better / alternative products.
ShopNoGMO had an app for the iPhone and iPad, but it’s currently on the “temporarily unavailable” list as of May 2013. Upgrades coming, I hope?
Last but not least, you’ll find a few additional food-related apps reviewed in this article, including those that help you identify local/in-season edibles, forage for wild edibles, and avoid foods with pesticide residues.
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