This is the UK's first mobile app that reveals the genetically modified (GM) status of thousands of foods, drinks and other products across hundreds of brands on sale in UK shops and supermarkets.
Having the Shop GMO-Free UK app at your fingertips is the no hassle way to discover which products are guaranteed by their manufacturers to be free from primary GM ingredients and free from secondary products (that is, ingredients derived from animals that were fed on GM feed).
As well as helping you avoid GM products, this app can assist you in doing your bit to help rid the UK of GMOs. Not only does the app enable you to contact the manufacturers of these products directly, it also includes a number of social media features that you can use to exert additional public pressure on these companies - all at the touch of a button.
The basic app is free and includes these features:
Unlimited searches - Unrestricted searching of our product database (over 17,000 products) to instantly find which products are GM-free and which are not.
Local GMO-Free - Find nearby GMO-free businesses.
GMO News - Keep up with the latest developments.
Shopping list - Compile a shopping list of your favourite products. (One shopping list, limited to 15 products.)
Why GMO-Free? - General information on the dangers of consuming GMOs.
Tell the manufacturer - Conveniently let the food manufacturer know what you think about the GM status of their products. You're just a tap away from contacting them by telephone, email or via their own contact page.
Tell the world - Share with the world the GM status of any product. Via facebook, twitter, google+, whatsapp, instagram or SMS, you can conveniently show friends which products to stay away from and which are safe.
Tell us - Get in touch with us via the app with any product data queries/requests, technical issues or new feature requests.
Within the app, you can upgrade for a small price to unlock these additional features:
Automatic notifications - Receive a push notification when we discover the GM status of any product on your shopping list has changed.
SmartSearch - If a product you're interested in isn't GMO-free, just tap the SmartSearch button to find GMO-free alternatives.
Unlimited shopping lists - You can create multiple shopping lists, each with an unlimited number of items.
Prioritised product data requests - If you want us to find product information for you, we will prioritise your request.
No advertisements - Of course!
Shop GMO-Free UK is endorsed by Steven Drucker, author of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.
THIS IS WEAPONISED SHOPPING!
The information in this app was compiled from correspondence between us and food manufacturers/supermarkets about the status of their products, in terms of whether they contain direct GM ingredients and/or ingredients derived from animals that were fed on GM feed.
By EU law, food producers are only required to list when direct GM ingredients are present in their foods. However, no such labelling is required for animal products used within food production where the animals were fed on GM feed.
You can read more about this - and about the dangers of such secondary GM products - within the app.
App permissions explained:
Network access - For transferring product data and images
View network connections - For determining if the network can be accessed
Find/use account on device - To enable social media sharing on google+. (This is never performed automatically, but only when you press the g+ share button.)
Google Play billing service - So you can conveniently upgrade. (Upgrading can only be performed with your explicit permission.)
Prevent phone from sleeping - To enable push notification messages to be received.