New app helps consumers avoid Monsanto & Koch Brothers-owned products

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mzl.fnssuapz.320x480-75If you’re a stickler for not supporting people and organizations whose policies you find onerous, amoral, selfish, or hurtful you’ll love the new app Buycott. From Forbes:

Once you’ve scanned an item, Buycott will show you its corporate family tree on your phone screen. Scan a box of Splenda sweetener, for instance, and you’ll see its parent, McNeil Nutritionals, is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Even more impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies. One of these campaigns, Demand GMO Labeling, will scan your box of cereal and tell you if it was made by one of the 36 corporations that donated more than $150,000 to oppose the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.

This strikes me as a more social-activism focused version of longtime favorite app (iOS and Android). The app is available for iPhone and Android.

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