Description of App
Organic food is the safer choice when it comes to buying produce, as conventional varieties often contain high levels of pesticide residues. However, not everyone can afford to go 100% organic every time they shop. This app is a guide to which fruits and vegetables you should buy organic. There are some fruits/veggies that you should always buy organic, if possible, because their conventionally grown counterparts tend to be laden with pesticides.
By avoiding the foods most contaminated with pesticide residues, consumers can reduce their pesticide exposure by 80% without affecting their budgets.
- Farmer's Market Locator so you can include local produce in your diet
- Nutritional info - know what vitamins each fruit and vegetable have, and what diseases they are good at protecting you against.
- Daily Fruit and Vegetable requirement calculator for optimum health
- Pesticide profiles of Fruits and Vegetables
- Favorites list
Eat better with our simple tips and a farmer's market locator so you can find the good stuff locally. Add favorites and calculate how many fruits and vegetables you should be eating daily. Let the good health begin!
WHAT ARE PESTICIDES
Pesticides are used to repel, control or kill organisms in order to reduce their negative impact on agricultural products. Modern pesticides target weeds, insects, bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and other pests that reduce agricultural yield.
Excessive pesticide contamination can be harmful to human health. Even after washing, some fruits and vegetables consistently carry much higher levels of pesticide residue than others.
This app is meant to be a pesticide prevention app. While the review about corn is correct, in that most corn produced in the USA is genetically modified, this is not an anti GMO app. If you wish to avoid genetically modified foods, simply buy food labelled '100% Organic'. This app is aimed at a different crowd (people who want to know which produce is most pesticide contaminated). The Adverse effects of pesticides are well documented. We got our data from the usda and the EWG dirty dozen list.