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10 Apps to Help You Eat GMO Free

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By Debbie Denard

As the struggle for GMO labeling rages on, app developers are taking matters into their own hands. By creating apps that allow consumers to determine exactly what is in the products that they buy, these developers are giving you total freedom of choice. These apps all have multiple features for identifying different types of ingredients, which means installing a combination of apps will keep you better informed. These ten apps all identify GMO products, among other ingredients, so you can control exactly what you choose to have in your  diet.

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  • • Non-GMO Project Shopping Guide – As it says on the can, this app provides consumers with a guide to shopping non-GMO. The Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program is a collaboration of a number of corporations whose aim is to help consumers make more informed choices in their purchases. The guide is completely free and is periodically updated with new contributions.
  • • Healthy Food, Allergens, GMOs & Nutrition Scanner – This Nutrition Scanner costs $3.99 and allows you to quickly determine exactly what is in the food you are shopping for. The scanner reads food labels and returns information on nutrition, ingredients additives and whether the product contains any GMOs. You don’t need to wonder which ingredients are dangerous, either, as the app has a caution rating for potentially undesirable contents.
  • • Buycott – If you are passionate about supporting companies that you believe have ethical practices, Buycott will help you stick to your principles. The app can trace food items back through the production chain, keeping you informed of every company involved in bringing the item to the supermarket shelf. The free app also provides contact details for each company, so you can voice your concerns or support for any given product.
  • • True Food – For conscientious consumers, True Food provides a real-time guide to shopping non-GMO. Every day the app will update with new alerts, news and tips on how to avoid GMO products, and where to find suitable alternatives. With over 70% of food products in the U.S. containing GMOs, this free app is definitely worth installing on your iPhone.
  • • ShopNoGMO – With 23 food categories that contain no GMOs, this free app gives you the power to decide which products you want to feed your family. The app is not limited to when you shop, however, as there is also a useful feature to help you avoid GMOs when dining out. Besides information on GMOs, there are helpful tips on sourcing organic foods and identifying other potentially unhealthy ingredients.
  • • GMO Checker – You can use this app to quickly identify products that are organic, vegan, gluten free and GMO free. GMO Checker uses a simple search function, which returns results with a color-coded key that tells you whether the product contains ingredients from the category list. While the app has a simple interface, it does cost $3.99, so it is not the cheapest option on the market.
  • • ipiit, The Food Ambassador – ipiit is a completely collaborative app with a database that is constantly growing due, in part, to user contributions. The database contains over 210,000 food products, with information on Gluten, Lactose, HFCS, GMO and much more. Users can set up their own preferences, making it easier to find the foods that match your needs. Rating foods on this free app will help keep the community informed so everyone can share in promoting healthier food choices.
  • • Chemical Maze – Whether you are concerned about what’s in your food, cosmetics or pet products, Chemical Maze will help keep you informed. You can filter results by category, effects, origin or symptoms, depending on what you want to find out about a product. This is the free addition of the app, however, there is also a paid edition with added features.
  • • Barcode and PLU Label Reader – Although this app is a Barcode and PLU reader, you have to manually enter the codes. With that said, the app does provide a lot of useful information that will help you purchase the healthiest products and avoid GMOs. Barcode and PLU Label Reader costs $1.99 and has a 4+ user rating on the iTunes store.
  • • Fruit Checker – A PLU label reader for fruits and vegetables, Fruit Checker will confirm whether products are certified organic, conventionally grown or genetically modified. In some cases the app will tell you where the product was grown, too. The app is useful, but limited for the price-tag of $0.99.

Debbie Denard is the content manager for nanny.net, where this article first appeared. You can get in touch with her via email, here.

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000576674064 Alexandra Graziano

    are there any apps for smart phones that are not iPhones?

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000576674064 Alexandra Graziano

    are there any apps for smart phones that are not iPhones?

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=595676986 Viola Woolcott

    Looks good for more countries to opt out. Can’t wait for all this to fall aart!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=114393648759810 Chemtrails, Geoengineering, Monsanto West Sussex

    Great news!

  • Eileen

    It is wonderful and life saving what is being done. Hopefully the
    U.S. will follow – soon.

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1304128609 Anne Marie Mandell

    Thank you!

  • wanda

    any idea about the irradiated food?

  • Bob Bloder

    Job well done keep up the good work

  • http://twitter.com/TravelingTricia @TravelingTricia

    10 *iPhone* Apps to Help You Eat GMO Free, us android users also do not like GMOs.

  • Robert

    Which one is the best here for everyday normal use ?

  • LiLi

    Try Fooducate too. It's a free app for android and Iphones. It easily scans the bar codes of your food purchases and breaks down the ingredients, nutritional content and best of all a grade of A-F for the overall product and then gives alternatives with better ratings!! AWESOME!!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585834125 Minerva De La Torriente

    Thanks so much for this important info!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585834125 Minerva De La Torriente

    Thanks so much for this important info!

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    Interesting apps!!! I wonder by seeing the availability of apps for various purposes.

  • https://squaredrive.in/squaredrive Sara

    Great list of apps that helps to know what type of food to eat out, and helps to ensure that we are having GM tainted food. Sure to enjoy non-GMO foods!! SquareDrive

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585834125 Minerva De La Torriente

    Thanks so much for this important info!

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    Great list of Non- GMO apps. I was searching for something like that would be highly useful for health. Absolutely useful!! Great share!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585834125 Minerva De La Torriente

    Thanks so much for this important info!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585834125 Minerva De La Torriente

    Thanks so much for this important info!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585834125 Minerva De La Torriente

    Thanks so much for this important info!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585834125 Minerva De La Torriente

    Thanks so much for this important info!

  • guest

    No point in making Android apps, I guess… If you can afford Apple products you can afford healthy food.

  • Gunshy4

    checkgmo.com has apps for both iPhone and Android, it's pretty good.

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  • ciaociao123

    No point in making Android apps, I guess. If you can afford Apple products you can afford healthy food. All this apps sound like a lot of fun, but right now I'm thinking about investing in some other electronics. Does anyone ever looked on AIT Technology? Iphones are getting overrated , my opinion.

  • Marco

    it`s sad that a lot of people don`t have idea what is going on. We are almost or already f*ck*d up. Hope it`s not 2 late.

  • Amy

    These are almost all for iphones. Any suggestions for the Android users?