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A Really Useful App: Buycott

May 19, 2013 07:20PM
Most people don't have any idea who they are supporting when they make purchases. They think a brand is a brand. Most commercial brands have a parent company. But who exactly is that parent and what do they stand for? Who are you handing your hard earned cash to?

In comes this new app, Buycott. When you scan a barcode with this app, it will show you the product's corporate family tree. Talk about purchasing power. Now you can shop with certainty where your $ is going. Is it going to Koch Brothers (Dixie Cups) or Montsanto (General Mills cereals)? A random scan of Cascadian Farms cereal revealed a family tree that originates with General Mills.

There are also user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles vs. single companies, but also campaigns that encourage the support of other causes that you do believe in.

Scan your products before you buy them. Put the power of your pocketbook to work. For more information, visit: http://www.buycott.com/

cascadian farmsUpdate: Android users aren't able to us the app yet as the traffic surge caused problems. The bugs are being fixed.

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