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Jun 23, 2013

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR FOOD IS COMING FROM…THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT.

 

There has been a mountain of information regarding our food supply lately. From GMO foods to slave labour and non-sustainable farming practices.

There has been an outcry against modifying our produce through genetics to result in higher yields, disease resistance and delayed ripening to name a few.

Monsanto is probably the biggest name in the GMO soup. Big and powerful. Their name is everywhere now in social media.

But how do you know where to shop or what to buy?

Well if you have an IPhone there is an free app for that.

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BUYCOTT is a phone app that will tell you the family history of a product just from its product code. It will also tell you of any boycotts in effect for these companies or products. It is totally optional to join these boycotts.

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So this is what you do. Download the app to your IPhone….yes it is free. Use your phone to scan a UPC product code into the phone and give the app a minute to post the “family tree” of your product.

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From the company:

When you use Buycott to scan a product, it will look up the product, determine what brand it belongs to, and figure out what company owns that brand (and who owns that company, ad infinitum). It will then cross-check the product owners against the companies and brands included in the campaigns you've joined, in order to tell you if the scanned product conflicts with one of your campaign commitments.

I scanned my fresh tomatoes, my can of tuna and a box of crackers. No surprises. I hope you can get some piece of mind while making your choices in the grocery store.

Let me know if you give it a try.

 

1 comment:

ImSoVintage said...

Unfortunately my phone is not an i phone, so I am very vigilant about what I purchase and put in my mouth.
xo Laura

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