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#1 Jabadoodle

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:11 PM


Supposedly you can scan labels and get nutrition info and alerts if the food contains GMOs or is not Vegetarian / Vegan.

Anyone tried it or anything similar?

 

http://www.fooducate.com/



#2 Jabadoodle

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:48 PM



Installed this. Seems like it could be helpful if you took the time to use it. 

* Asked me to create a login or login using Facebook -- so yeah, it's gonna track you
* Asked questions about age, gender, etc. -- because nutritional needs differ with these factors
* Let me set that I want to be warned about Vegetarian, GMO, and/or Vegan


Scanned a few items -- which was very easy, just point a bar-code.

Triscuits:
* It gave them a "Personalized Grade" of: B+
* Calories per Serving: 120
* GMO - High Probability
* Seems to be Vegetarian
* Dieter food point value = 3
* Contains MSG like ingredients

Also gave some alternatives and a couple of user comments.


 



#3 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

I wish these things didn't all want you to have a FB account attached to 'em... otherwise it sounds like a cool app... We don't buy much pre-packaged stuff and I always read the labels, so I'm not sure how helpful it would be.



#4 Jabadoodle

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

I wish these things didn't all want you to have a FB account attached to 'em... otherwise it sounds like a cool app... We don't buy much pre-packaged stuff and I always read the labels, so I'm not sure how helpful it would be.


It gave the option of creating an account just with them. For a quick test I opted to just use Facebook but if I were to use it full time I'd create an account with them so that what I buy is not linked to Facebook.

Yeah, if you already buy local and are good at knowing what's what, not very helpful. I though of looking for this app because the Food Inc documentary made a point that it's hard to get laws passed that require accurate labeling. This type of app/service could put information in the hands of consumers without laws and whether the companies want to cooperate or not.



#5 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Will check this out for sure!



#6 TheDHJ

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

Downloaded it and tried it out.

It said in a voice with a rural Irish accent that all I eat is junk food and I'm fat. Bizarre.

#7 MeOmYo

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

was it a sexy rural Ireland voice at least?



#8 TheDHJ

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

was it a sexy rural Ireland voice at least?

Meh it had more of a working class Boston slant to it.

#9 china cat

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:07 AM

we added it - kinda cool, thanks Jab



#10 Tim the Beek

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:22 AM

Tim the Dork has been scanning everything in the cupboards. :mrgreen:



#11 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

Downloaded it and tried it out.

It said in a voice with a rural Irish accent that all I eat is junk food and I'm fat. Bizarre.

 

 

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#12 VSCT

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:30 AM

app not available for my windows phone.   :(

I used to use this one on my old phone: http://nongmoshoppingguide.com/

but alas also not available for new phone.

 

guess I'll just stick to reading the labels