The Best Food & Sustainability iPhone Apps


While getting a mini pedicure at my local fav spot, I was reading this great article in Vogue and it referenced this app called Seafood Watch

"Now you can make sustainable seafood choices quickly and easily-whether you're eating at your favorite restaurant or shopping for dinner. And at a time when the world's oceans are severely overfished, your seafood choices make a big difference."

I thought "what a GREAT" app! And that led me on my "green" and/or "pregnancy" apps search! { I should INVENT an app - that's what I really should do :) }

1. Dirty ProduceEnvironmental Working Group brought its lists of the most and least pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables to the mobile world. Free 3 stars iTunes        

2. Green Sushi SelectorCan't remember which types of seafood is safe to order at your favorite sushi joint? Use this app, using either the English or Japanese names for fish species, to see how the fish was caught. $0.99 no rating iTunes

3. Seafood WatchRecommended by AppCraver,  this app lists most commercially-sold fish by region (North America only) and rates those fish for sustainability. Brought to you by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the app may be fishy, but the info is certainly not. Free 3 stars iTunes

4. What's FreshAnywhere, anytime,  you too can learn what fruits and vegetables are in season. This app also maps seasonable produce across the U.S. $1.99 3 stars iTunes

5. Prenatal Smart - Pregnant and hungry? Prenatal Smart gives you quick and easy access to which foods to avoid and which foods are safe to eat. $0.99 iTunes

If you've got an iPhone - download these! You'll be happy you did.