Video Review of iPhone App: True Food Shopping Guide

Written by Max Goldberg on July 21, 2010. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

The Center for Food Safety, a fantastic non-profit organization that is a huge defender of organic food in this country, just released a really cool and useful iPhone App. It is called The True Food Shopping Guide.

This will be of tremendous use to people in helping them become more educated about which foods/brands contain genetically-modified foods and which ones don’t.

In this video review, I go over several key aspects of the app. Needless to say, I think it is phenomenal.

It can be downloaded for free on iTunes. If you don’t have an iPhone or Android, a free printed version can be found here.


  1. Thanks for this!!! What about Trader Joes products??? Or do they need to be listed individually?

    Written by sophia on July 25, 2010 @ 12:19 am
  2. Hi Sophia,

    I just checked the list and did not see any Trader Joe’s products on there. It would probably be best to ask the people at the store or call the corporate offices.

    While I am not familiar with Trader Joe’s company policy, it would probably be best to look at each product individually.

    Thanks for your interest.

    Live well,

    Written by livingmaxwell on July 26, 2010 @ 4:29 pm
  3. Thank you for this amazing list. Would like to see some info about kashi.

    Written by Deborah Williams on December 8, 2010 @ 5:13 am
  4. Hi Deborah,

    I didn’t compile the list but the folks at the Center for Food Safety did. From what I know, Kashi is GMO.

    Glad it was helpful.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on December 9, 2010 @ 12:10 am
  5. Recently, I noticed that Trader Joe’s website clearly states:

    “*All Products In The Trader Joe’s Label Promise:
    NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
    NO genetically modified ingredients, etc.”

    * Listed:

    The ingredients on their Orange Chicken package labeled
    “Trader Mings” indicates it includes modified food starch. This product is also a product of the Trader Joe’s Company; however, it does not clearly state Trader Joe’s on the front of the package. There may be some GMO products at Trader Joe’s so it is still recommended to look over each ingredient if the product does not flat out state Trader Joe’s on the front.

    Written by Mel Ralph on May 25, 2011 @ 1:59 am
  6. Hi Mel,

    Thanks for your suggestion/feedback and for letting people know about this.

    Much appreciated.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on May 25, 2011 @ 10:13 am
  7. Center for Food Safety has a downloadable booklet to help with shopping (similar to the app). I believe I saw in that publication that the Trader Joe Organics section is ok. CFS has a link to your video review. I’ll be back to have a closer look at your blog. Thanks for your advocacy of healthy foods and lifestyle.

    Written by Kathryn Paeske on May 25, 2011 @ 11:45 am
  8. Hi Kathryn,

    Thanks so much for your information and for stopping by my site. Yes, I am HUGE advocate of the important work that The Center for Food Safety is doing. Check out my videos that I have taken with Andrew Kimbrell, the executive director of the CFS.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on May 25, 2011 @ 12:52 pm
  9. I have a 3GS iphone and could not find a match in my application search?

    Written by Jacqui on August 7, 2011 @ 10:56 am
  10. Hi Jacqui,

    I am sorry that you are having a problem. Maybe you can send an email to The Center for Food Safety and they can help you out.

    Hope this helps.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on August 8, 2011 @ 12:15 pm
  11. Will there be one for android?

    Written by Wai on August 21, 2011 @ 12:28 am
  12. Hi Wai,

    I am sorry, I don’t have an answer for that right now. Let me check into it and get back to you here.


    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on August 21, 2011 @ 3:14 pm
  13. Thanks for a great site! Have been eating well for 15 plus years now going all non gmo! Don’t want to get political, but it should never have come to this..grrr. I so appreciated the information I got from the blog I’ll be heading to Trader Joe’s to shop and downloading the app for reference at local grocery stores.

    Written by patti on September 4, 2011 @ 8:48 am
  14. Hi Patti,

    Thanks so much for your kind words and I am glad you found the app useful.

    Yes, there is a lot going on politically that we all need to be aware of. What is interesting is all the class action lawsuits going on now because the government won’t do its job in policing the corporate food companies.

    I appreciate your stopping by.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on September 7, 2011 @ 8:40 am
  15. Hi Max,
    Is this app. still available? I can’t find it on my itouch :(
    Thank you, Tere’

    Written by Tere on October 27, 2012 @ 5:57 pm
  16. Hi Tere,

    As far as I know, it is. Otherwise, I would think the CFS would take it down off of their website. Let me find out.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on October 29, 2012 @ 7:14 pm
  17. I was referred to the app by daughter in law. Not finding in App Store for my iphone5 tho. Any ideas?

    Written by Kary on May 2, 2013 @ 10:34 pm
  18. Hi Kary,

    I am wondering if they are re-doing their app. I’ll ask the next time I speak to someone from the CFS.


    Written by Max Goldberg on May 3, 2013 @ 8:16 am
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