In the trove of the app world, there’s a new tool we’re really excited about. With a scan of a bar code, Honest Label Foods pulls up all available nutritional information of a food product—with definitions for those head-scratchers like butylated hydroxytoluene—and flags any ingredients you’ve filed as personal dietary restrictions or allergies. This alone makes shopping quicker, but the app goes further than that. It’s looking to be the police of our food system.
In collaboration with the Organic Consumers Association and the Non-GMO Project, the app’s founders are working to gather even more useful data, data not so easy to find anywhere, like each ingredient’s country of origin, any pesticides used and whether a product contains anything genetically modified. Are you downloading yet?