23 Mobile Food Apps Changing The Way We Eat

These 23 mobile food apps are helping eaters, gardeners and food enthusiasts live more environmentally sustainable, less wasteful, healthy and delicious lives.

| October 14, 2013

Photo by FoodTank/Jason Wun

These 23 garden and food apps are taking on the food system and changing the way we eat.

Photo by FoodTank/Jason Wun

Reposted with permission from foodtank.

There are currently more than one billion smartphones in use across the world, and that figure is projected to double by 2015. As the use of “smart” mobile devices continues to grow, apps have become an incredibly effective way of providing information and resources to a wide audience.

An increase in smartphone use happens to coincide with the growth of a consumer demand for more sustainable food – “organic,” “locally grown,” “seasonal,” and “pesticide-free” are becoming more and more common in the vernacular of food sales. In the United States alone, annual sales of organic foods and beverages grew from $6 billion in 2000 to $26.7 billion in 2010. And there are nearly three times as many farmers markets in the United States today as there were in 2000.

It’s no surprise, then, that there are lots of apps for those interested in eating more healthful food, wasting less food, finding sustainable sources of seafood or buying seasonally. These 23 apps for mobile devices and tablets are helping eaters, producers, food enthusiasts and activists lead less wasteful and more environmentally sustainable, healthy and delicious lives.

1. Locavore (Hevva Corp.) [FREE]

Locavore helps consumers find out what local foods are in season and locate the closest farmers markets that provide them. The food app has tons of information on individual producers in a user's area and provides seasonal recipes to best use fresh, local ingredients.

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