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October has always been a month filled with food, from the harvest season to the bellyaching Halloween indulgences. But it now also marks another monumental observation: Genetically modified foods, or rather, the lack thereof. October is officially Non-GMO Month (as if any month isn’t!).

The use of genetically modified ingredients in our food has never before been such a concern, with as much as 80 percent of processed foods containing GMOs. And if you’re just finding out about the risks and dangers of these controversial foods now, you’re not alone. Many Americans are waking up to the reasons for avoiding GMOs, and there are some easy tools to help you along the way. Check out these mobile phone apps that can steer you clear of GMOs.

The True Food Shoppers’ Guide to Avoiding GMOs: This free mobile app was created to help consumers identify genetically modified ingredients. The guide provides valuable information on common GMO ingredients, brands and common sense tips.

Don’t Eat That: This app costs $1.99 and gives users personalized food safety. Because today’s food labels are confusing, Don’t Eat That provides useful information on over 1,900 food additives and ingredients.

ShopNoGMO: This free mobile app lists hundreds of products in 27 different food categories and can help users create custom GMO-free shopping lists. There’s also information on the science behind biotechnology and the health risks associated with GMOs.

Non GMO Project Shopping Guide: This free mobile app is designed to support consumers who want to know what’s in their food and how to avoid GMOs. With this app, users will find featured brands and products that are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program—the only third party non-GMO certifying program in the U.S.

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