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amandae21
Is there a searchable database for food?
October 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Is there a database for food like there is for cosmetics/beauty products (skin deep- http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/) that grades food (or natural varities, at least)? I'm new to going natural/organic/additive/gmo free and wondering about various products that claim to be all natural. Like, is the soybean oil in Newman's Own a GMO? I'm just trying to find an easier way than researching every product via google.

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  • cemcnair
    October 26, 2012 at 9:12 AM
    I don't know, but that would be fantastic!! I love the skin deep site.
  • JasonsMom2007
    October 26, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    Idk either.
  • Miranda1127
    October 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM

     I have an app called fooducate. It allows you to scan a upc and gives you easy to follow info on that product and better comparable products. It also has a good deal of healthy food info.

  • Miranda1127
    October 26, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    I just learned about Oreo, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Double Stuf Oreos

    Here is an example for you. I scanned my late night snack and it gave me this. When I hit the alternative bar it listed b+-a+ cookies/snacks. A+ being apples and oranges and other b products being similar cookies.

  • chrissysnow22
    October 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM
    I have that too.

    Quoting Miranda1127:

     I have an app called fooducate. It allows you to scan a upc and gives you easy to follow info on that product and better comparable products. It also has a good deal of healthy food info.

  • Miranda1127
    October 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM

     I love it. Obviously we all know whole foods are best. BUT realistically...well....you know. I'll hit fooducate anytime I'm picking up a packaged food and think....you know what....I could probably find something similar that is better for me. And I often do. It really came in handy when I was making big changes to our diet.

    Quoting chrissysnow22:

    I have that too.

    Quoting Miranda1127:

     I have an app called fooducate. It allows you to scan a upc and gives you easy to follow info on that product and better comparable products. It also has a good deal of healthy food info.

     

  • VioletsMomTown
    October 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    I don't know of a website like that. I think you can safely assume if its not either organic or labelled non-GMO, then its likely GMO. There is a list for organic fruit and vegetables called the dirty dozen and clean 15, which tells which ones are the most important to buy organic, and which ones don't use pesticides so can be bought non-organic.

  • cemcnair
    October 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    That's cool!

    Quoting Miranda1127:

    I just learned about Oreo, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Double Stuf Oreos


    Here is an example for you. I scanned my late night snack and it gave me this. When I hit the alternative bar it listed b+-a+ cookies/snacks. A+ being apples and oranges and other b products being similar cookies.

  • amandae21
    October 27, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Thanks! I'll be downloading this before my next trip.

    Quoting Miranda1127:

    I just learned about Oreo, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Double Stuf Oreos

    Here is an example for you. I scanned my late night snack and it gave me this. When I hit the alternative bar it listed b+-a+ cookies/snacks. A+ being apples and oranges and other b products being similar cookies.


  • josie900
    November 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    I like the website nutritiondata.self.com

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