One of the most efficient and simplest solutions to fight companies like Monsanto and to improve your diet and overall health is to avoid buying foods that contain GMO ingredients and chemical additives produced by companies who are not in favor of GMO banning and labeling.
However, even those who have labels sometimes use them to trick buyers and they add labels which claim that their products are completely natural and the list of ingredients is printed in tiny fonts.
In addition, the ownership of many companies in the food industry is unclear because it is not unusual for one food company to buy another which makes it difficult to find the original owner.
Organic brands have always been considered to be a good option, but it is good to mention that there are brands of this kind that belong to companies that support Monsanto’s anti-GMO labeling campaign. All these things make buying non-GMO products a little bit difficult.
In order to ease this task, we are presenting a list of applications that will certainly help you find truly healthy foods and stay away from foods that come with gluten, GMOs, chemical additives, artificial colors, sugars etc. They can also help you find the brands that are organic and identify the brands you need to avoid. Eating living organic foods is the best thing that you can do for your health.
Buycott is an application that helps you find and become loyal to brands that need people’s help to grow. This application allows people to check the ownership of any product they find on the Internet and find out the parent company. In addition, it provides contact information of these companies, so users can easily reach these companies and show their support or disagreement. Buycott is free.
2. Non-GMO Project Shopping Guide
The basic idea behind this application was to allow people to check what is in their food and help them avoid GMO food. Non-GMO Project Shopping Guide has a very long list of products and brands that have been recognized as safe through their verification program. You can easily browse through products by using brand names, product types and names and keywords. Finally, it can also be used to located supporting retailers in the place you live in order to help you with your GMO-free shopping. This application is completely free.
3. ipiit, The Food Ambassador
This food ambassador created by ipiit provides instructions that will lead you through the current food products offer. This free service provides useful information for every food product and you can easily find food products based on the interests and preferences that you have. It has a database that contains more than 300.000 food products and this list is constantly growing. All you need to do is to create an account and enter your preferences and preferred products. The Food Ambassador is completely free.
NxtNutrio is here to help buyers find all the additives, chemicals, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and flavor boosters like autolyzed yeast, MSG etc. hidden and covered by most brand name products. It also provides additional information about each of these ingredients, so people can learn more about their effects on human health. NxtNutrio costs only $2.99.
5. Fruit checker
Examine the codes on vegetables and fruits you are buying in order to be sure that you are using organic foods. Fruit Checker relies on PLU codes so it can determine whether some foods are grown naturally, organic and the right variety. This app costs $0.99.
This interesting application helps users find the products that are suitable for their lifestyle and diet by determining the products that are gluten free, vegan, organic and GMO free. GMO checker comes with a simple search feature which delivers results with different colors in order to determine whether the product has ingredients that are not really healthy. This app costs $3.99.
7. Food Additives 2
Food Additives 2 comes with a powerful search engine and lets users easily and fast access detailed information about more than 450 food additives. The app doesn’t require internet connection. People suffering from food allergies or those following some special diet will find this application especially useful. Food Additives 2 costs $3.99.