EWG’s Food Scores houses information on tens of thousands of foods in a simple, searchable online format designed to guide consumers to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and the planet.
The database includes more than:
• 80,000 products
• 5,000 ingredients
• 1,500 brands
How did we come up with our scores? We combine these ratings into a single overall product score.
-- Nutrition. The nutrition scoring algorithm considers multiple factors, including calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, vegetable and nut content.
-- Ingredient concerns. The ingredient concerns algorithm focuses on factors such as the likely presence of key contaminants, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics and the health implications of certain food additives.
-- Processing. The processing score reflects EWG's best estimate of the extent to which a particular food has been processed. Scoring factors include modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and the number of artificial ingredients.
Your grooming rituals probably include shampoo, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, lip balm, sunscreen, body lotion, shaving products (if you’re a man) and makeup (if you’re a woman).
And what about your children? Sunscreen, diaper cream, shampoo and lotion are common kids’ products.
Most people use cosmetics and other personal-care items without a second thought, believing that the government makes sure they’re safe. Not so. No health studies or pre-market testing are required.
EWG’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database is the world's largest safety reference tool for personal-care products. EWG has launched this app to provide you with easy-to-navigate safety ratings at your fingertips for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market.
Americans’ frequent exposure to cosmetics and personal-care products raises questions about the potential health risks of the myriad under-assessed ingredients they contain. These ingredients end up in the bodies of nearly every American.
When you know what chemicals are in the products you bring into your home and how they may affect your health and the environment, you can make informed purchasing decisions — and help transform the marketplace.
This Skin Deep® app has information and online safety assessments for more than 72,000 personal care products, 2,500 brands and 9,000 ingredients, culled from product labels and from the scientific and industry literature.
To calculate a product score, we tally the hazards of each ingredient and evaluate every product in relation to all the others in Skin Deep®. The safest products score well by both measures: a low hazard rating AND fair or better data availability. EWG’s ratings are the best available information you can find on the safety of personal-care product ingredients.
The Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 marked dramatic progress in the federal government's efforts to protect Americans from dangerous pesticides. The landmark legislation, which EWG played a major role in pushing through Congress, required EPA to assess pesticides in light of their particular dangers to children and to ensure that pesticides posed a "reasonable certainty of no harm" to children or any other high-risk group. This law is credited with reducing the risks posed by pesticide residues on food. It forced American agribusiness to shift away from some of the riskiest pesticides. But worrisome chemicals are not completely out of the food supply. Residues of many hazardous pesticides are still detected on a handful of foods.
A lesser-known "Consumer Right to Know" provision of the 1996 law required that EPA inform people about possible hazards to their health brought about by consuming pesticides with their food. It ordered EPA to publish and distribute in grocery stores plain-English brochures that discussed the risks and benefits of pesticides on food. These brochures were to offer recommendations so shoppers could reduce their dietary exposures to pesticides. The agency published such a brochure in 1999, but it failed to detail the actual risks of pesticide exposures and give consumers clear information about the foods with the most pesticide residues to help them reduce their exposures. EPA stopped publishing it altogether in 2007. Today, EPA offers some information about pesticides and food on its website. But it does not list foods likely to contain the highest amounts of pesticide residues nor those that pose the greatest dangers to human health. Most importantly, the EPA does not offer the "right to know" information Congress required on behalf of consumers in 1996: how to avoid pesticide exposures while still eating a healthy diet.
That's where EWG comes in. Because the EPA has not complied with the Congressional mandate in full, for more than a decade EWG has published an annual guide to help people eat healthy and reduce their exposure to pesticides in produce. Armed with EWG's Shopper's Guide, millions of people have opted for those conventionally-raised fruits and vegetables that tend to test low for pesticide residues. When they want foods whose conventional versions test high for pesticides, they can go for organic.
Some 65 percent of thousands of produce samples analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture test positive for pesticide residues. That's bad news for the growing number of Americans who want to minimize their consumption of pesticides.
Parents' concerns have been validated by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which in 2012 issued an important report that said that children have "unique susceptibilities to [pesticide residues'] potential toxicity." The pediatricians' organization cited research that linked pesticide exposures in early life and "pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems." It advised its members to urge parents to consult "reliable resources that provide information on the relative pesticide content of various fruits and vegetables." One key resource, it said, was EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
With EWG's Shopper's Guide, consumers can have the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables with less exposure to pesticides.
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User's will have the ability to upload picture's of their portion along with information about what they ordered. User's also have the ability to share their photos and leave feedback on the meal they chose as well as the restaurant they visited. User's will also have the ability to read reviews based on the restaurant chosen.
The Guide gives you valuable information on common GM ingredients, brands to look for—and look out for—and simple tips to help you find and avoid GM ingredients!
Use the menu button on your phone to access the Shoppers Guide and other features
This handy App keeps a record of the consumables you have in your fridge and/or your kitchen cupboards and alerts you when food is approaching its use by date. It’s a great idea for wasting less food and saving money. Simply scan the barcodes on your food packaging, record the product and expiry date with the user-friendly interface and you’re done. When the food is approaching its expiry date the App will alert you so you’ll know it needs to be used and you can plan your meals in advance.
No more perished perishables - scan chilled and frozen food when you put it in the fridge or freezer and get an alert when it needs to be used.
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You can even save when you shop! - Use the App to check what’s in your fridge and on your cupboard shelves when going shopping so you don’t buy food you don’t need. Items are listed using a colour coded system with red, amber, yellow and green highlighting so you can check at a glance what you need to use and plan your shop around what you have.
It’s quick and fun - The Food Safe App records every scanned barcode with a short product description provided by other users so you don’t have to type every product into your phone. Get the kids to scan your shopping with you and find new items to add to the Food Safe database. Join our community on Twitter and Facebook for news and competitions.
Make big savings! - You could save up to 10% on your weekly shop, that’s £50 a month for the average family of four*. How much will you save?
* Data Sources: Food Aware, Love Food Hate Waste, Wrap
• Hundreds of ingredient substitutions divided into main categories: Herbs, Spices and Seasonings Substitutions, Assorted Baking Ingredients, Cheese and Dairy Products, Eggs, Fats, Oils and Vinegars, Fruits and Vegetables, Healthy Substitutions, Low-Fat Substitutions, Alcohol Substitutions for cooking
• Cooking Conversion Calculator to convert units between the most common (and not so common) measurement systems Imperial (U.K.), U.S. customary, and metric
• Search function to find ingredients easily
Find healthy or low-fat food substitutions for your recipes easily!
Whether you’ve vowed to eat local, organic, or simply more fruit and vegetables, the HarvestMark app lets you follow your food back to the farm to learn where, when, and how it was grown.
Where you see the HarvestMark logo on fresh fruit, vegetables, and even chicken that means you can scan it to get inside information on your food. It’s the only app that delivers information specifically about the food you’re about to buy or have purchased.
HarvestMark codes can be found on over 50 fresh fruit and vegetable brands throughout North America including Driscoll’s® Only The Finest Berries™, Fresh Selections and Private Selection by Kroger brands (available at Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Kroger and throughout the Kroger family of stores). Grapes from Grupo Alta and SunWorld, Microbaker potatoes from Progressive Produce, Melons from Borders Melon and Melon 1, asparagus from Alpine Fresh, and tomatoes from Del Campo.
Wadi Food's unwavering commitment to excellence has resulted in the company's phenomenal growth which offers more than 100 products packaged in a variety of containers.
The year 1986 marks the beginning of the story, when 30 hectares of olive groves were planted 85 km south of Alexandria.
Today, Wadi Food has over 2000 hectares producing annually 10,000 MT of pickled olives and 1000 MT of olive oil for the local and international markets.
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Our world has become overloaded with harmful toxic chemicals that saturate our environment, our bodies and some of which are even affecting our 'cognition' and behaviour. Just about everything, including foods, skincare and cleaning products, clothes, cookware, tampons etc.,are treated with chemicals. The increasing release of 'questionable chemicals' every year, requires us to be vigilant about choices we make. Findings by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show a dramatic increase in the incidence of cancer.
'The incidence rate for cancer rose by 27% between 1982 and 2007, from 383 cases per 100,000 to 485 cases per 100,000 people'.
Christine Sturrock - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Research studies also show an alarming increase in ADHD, Autism and behavioural disorders in our children.
This means we need to be INFORMED about what 'exactly' is in products that we use. Information about toxic chemicals in our products enables us to make safer and better choices that best serve us and our planet. Good people, operating good Companies would want the Australian public to know that theirproducts are "clean".
'Toxic Chemical Free World' has been formed to raise 'public awareness' of 'toxic chemicals effects' on our body and environment. As distinct from organic regulatory bodies, TCFW exists to provide a 'standard criteria' that regulates toxic chemical additives.
Our mission is to encourage manufacturers to produce 'toxic chemical free' products and help consumers make 'informed choices' by looking for the Toxic Chemical Free World label that gives them confidence in quality products that have people's health and well being at heart. Endorsed by the Cancer and Natural Therapy Foundation of Australia, we bring you the vital information that we are all seeking - NO TOXIC CHEMICALS!
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