What’s on your food?

There is this app “What’s on my food’’ which will give you inside information about pesticide residues that can be on your food, even after washing it.
How much of this is really on the food you are eating and what are the dangers of these pesticides?
The Pesticide Action Network’s Iphone app gives you the answers to these questions.
It shows a list of foods where pesticides are on and what chemicals are the most dangerous ones. The app let’s you compare organic to conventional foods in a new visual way. Their results come from multiple authoritative sources. You never knew these toxins where on your food untill you discover it with ‘What’s on my food’.

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With this app you can make informed choices at the grocery store which is very nice and helpful.

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It has future growth potential because more and more people don’t just eat whatever they think is nice without knowing what is inside (or in this situation on) the stuff. We want all information nowadays about what is healthy, how foods are made or how company’s work with the products. I think this form of transparency is a really good one. You can consume more ‘safe’ foods and become more healthy because of the knowledge you have. Your quality of life will be affected positively, especially the part of physical wellbeing.
http://www.whatsonmyfood.org
http://organicgardensnetwork.blogspot.nl

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Fresh from the world: Know where your food comes from.

http://www.urbanext.illinois.edu/food/ is an educational website for kids to make them learn more about where their food comes from. It is an initiative from the university of Ilunois extension.
On the website there is very much information available about products that are eaten often. It shows the process of food from the farmer who cultivates it, till the point where you buy it at the grocery store.
They also give the children historical information about how products are cultivated by a certain populationgroup but have been spread by other travelers and explorers. This is to give them background information about today’s complex food distribution chain.
This is an example of how children can be educated about the foods they are eating. In america, a huge part of the population is overweight because they eat to much fatty and sugary foods. There should be more sites, maybe games (?) like this to show and teach children that eating healthy can be very nice and why it is necessary for their health. This has future growht potential because it is very important in this world to make the people more aware of what they are doing. More knowledge can lead to prevention of many diseases.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/food/

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