There are soooo many food apps littering the smart phone and tablet field. But how many of those food apps have sustainability in mind? What about conscious eating? That’s the thought that ran through our minds last week. So, we decided to do a roundup of conscious food apps that sustainable foodies will love.
1. Foodie Shares membership-based food marketplace and app
This app launched in early March and is only available to certain areas of Los Angeles, California now, but will expand to other areas of the city this summer. The app was “founded with the intention to create a neighborhood-based community centered on sharing authentic food made with integrity.”
Foodie Shares' ultimate goal is to connect to food lover (aka foodie) with home-based neighborhood chefs. The app benefits the food lover (it connects them with great food) and the chef (it gives these “makers” a new marketplace to sell to).
2. Food Scores
This is the Environmental Working Group's food rating app. The concept is simple: The app allows users to scan an item and find out how healthy the food product is. The app rates food and scores it on a scale from one (best) to 10 (worst). According to Treehugger, the app comes to these ratings by weighing “nutrition, food additives or contaminants, and the amount of processing that the foods go through.”
This tool comes as an app and as a web tool.
This app allows consumers to search and find seafood that’s sustainable at stores and at restaurants. The app’s recommendations are researched thoroughly and updated regularly. The app was created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
4. Wild Edibles Full
“Wild Edibles Full offers full access to 165 edible plants, 52 minor lookalikes, 719 images, and 162 delicious recipes, including roots, nuts, fruits, greens and more - a tour de force for wild edibles identification and use.”
This app was recommended by Rodale Institute.
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