What's On My Food?
By Pesticide Action Network
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What's On My Food? is your decoder ring for the chemicals on your food. This tool helps savvy shoppers sort green-washing and scare-mongering from differences that make a difference. Using independent science, objective data from unbiased sources, and decades of experience in the field of pesticide reform, Pesticide Action Network's tool links pesticide residue data with the health information (toxicology) for each chemical, making this information publicly available for the first time.
As it turns out, some pesticides are really scary while others aren't so bad - the trick is sorting these risks according to what matters most to you.
The app is a searchable database - using the most unbiased and comprehensive data sources from gov't agencies - designed to make the ins and outs of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable to the non-expert. Because not all pesticides are created equal. Get the facts.
· Toxicology data cross-reference from multiple authoritative and unbiased, government listings.
· PAN’s PesticideInfo.org database, which compiles toxicity, chemical composition and regulatory information on thousands of pesticides. (Government agencies from around the world rely on this database because it is the most comprehensive of it's kind.)
· Millions of tests from USDA’s Pesticide Data Program.
· Free, searchable database of 93 foods
· Visual toxicity legend gives a quick handle on health risks associated with particular pesticides:
> Carcinogenicity (Cancer)
> Developmental or Reproductive Toxicity
> Endocrine (Hormone System) Disruption
> New in 2.0: Honeybee Toxicity
· Conventional vs. Organic comparison on most foods
· Links to deeper information & opportunities to take action
Use the app, share it with others: we built it to help move the public conversation about pesticides into an arena where you don’t have to be an expert to participate.
What's New in Version 2.0
Updated pesticide data on more chemicals; added a honey bee toxicity dimension (bee icon), so users can see which pesticides on their food are toxic to bees.
*NOTE: The data on this app come from unbiased, government sources.
Completely Ignorant is completely ignorant. But, app has ess info than website :-(
--or maybe Completely Misguided? Completely Ingenuous? This app simply shows government-measured pesticide levels. The federal government supports conventional agriculture, not organic, through massive annual subsidies. If you believe that all pesticides are harmless at any level, then forget this app and eat what you like. I don't feel confident betting on that, when my childrens' health is at stake.
Unfortunately the information here is incomplete. You can learn how many *different* pesticides found, but how often were they found? At what levels? The website shows that some are found on less than one percent of samples, others much more commonly. Maybe the worst pesticide is also the rarest on a particular fruit or vegetable, but the app doesn't help in that respect. The levels measured are often a tiny fraction of EPA's levels of concern. See tomatoes for example. The result of this unfortunately is a less helpful, even misguiding, app.
WORKS! Ignore those bad reviews
I can't believe people would rate an app based on their personal beliefs and not on that app's functionality and reliability. If you like chemical-laden food, more power to you, but to spend your time 1-starring an app made for people who don't want to eat that junk? Pathetic.
Awesome Tool !!!
This is an awesome tool for enlightened people, the ones who not only care about their own personal health, but the health of the planet and all its living and non-living guests. And take action to deter the 'destroyers'.
I hope it continues to improve as time goes on!