There are conflicting scientific studies on what types of effects genetically modified organisms, a.k.a. GMOs, have on our health. Some experts are saying that genetically modified food leads to the development of new food allergens; others point to benefits like their ability to pack in more vitamins.
For those unwilling to take a chance, there is Fooducate. Available on Android and iPhone, the mobile application allows you to scan a product barcode and search for it on a database of nutritional info on 200,000+ food items. Along with figures like calories, Fooducate will let you know the likelihood of a product being genetically modified, using “probability” flags. You can also see info on trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, and additives.
The reason for the “probability” flags is that food companies are not required disclose whether they use GMO ingredients. The application picks up its cues from products labeled GMO-free, as well as ingredients that frequently contain GMOs (soy and corn, to name a few).
[via Fast Co.Exist]