the author of this app says:
ShopNoGMO is a shopping guide that helps you avoid GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in the foods you buy at your grocery store.
View hundreds of non-GMO products in 27 food categories and create your own custom shopping list.
A GMO is the result of a laboratory process that takes genes from one species and inserts them into another hoping to obtain a desired trait or characteristic. The US does not require that genetically modified (GM) foods be labeled even though most processed foods in the US have GM ingredients.
ShopNoGMO gives you information about the science behind genetic engineering/modification, the health risks of GMOs and hundreds of non-GMO brand names in 22 food categories.
ShopNoGMO was created for health conscious consumers nationwide including the 9 out of 10 Americans who would like GM foods labeled and the 53% of Americans who say they would avoid GM foods if they were labeled.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, a renowned physicians organization says that "GM foods pose a serious health risk" and urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets to all their patients.
Supermarket News recently credited the Non-GMO Shopping Guide (along with the Non-GMO Project) as having the potential to spark a new round of concern among shoppers who are today much more attuned to the ways their food is produced.
ShopNoGMO is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
"4 Simple Tips for Avoiding GMOs" gives you everything you need to know to make healthier non-GMO choices while shopping at the supermarket or natural foods store.
"Browse the Guide" makes it easy to locate the brands you want in 22 food categories.
"Favorites List" saves you time by allowing you to create your personal list of brand favorites. You can easily add or remove items from this list, which is saved automatically and ready to use every time you shop.
"About GMOs" answers frequently asked questions on this important topic.
"About Us" introduces you to the Institute for Responsible Technology, a nonprofit organization working to educate the public about the risks of GMOs, and the Shopping Guides co-sponsor, the Center for Food Safety.
"Dine Out Non-GMO" provides step-by-step instructions to help you avoid GMOs at restaurants.
"Hidden Ingredients" identifies more than 100 ingredients, like dextrose and lecithin, which may be derived from genetically modified soy, corn or other GMOs.
"How can I help?" provides you with resources and strategies to help you educate family, friends, and community members on this important topic.
"What is organic?" explains the of USDA certified organic labeling and how it excludes GMO ingredients.
"Visit our Website" links to the Non-GMO Shopping Guide website.
What's New in version 1.2
- Application updated to allow viewing hundreds of non-GMO products in 27 food categories and creation of your own custom shopping list.
- Requires iOS 4.2 or later.