Have you heard or used GoodGuide? We like this resource, it is in line with our eatSLO network. Check this out: “GoodGuide is a comprehensive, authoritative resource for information about the health, environmental and social performance of consumer products and companies. Our goal is to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions that reflect their preferences and values. We believe that as more consumers buy better products, retailers and manufacturers face compelling incentives to make products that are safe, environmentally sustainable and produced using ethical sourcing of raw materials and labor.”
This is a interesting info-graphic about sugar from there website. “Sugar isn’t the only thing to consider when trying to eat a balanced diet. It’s just a pretty big piece of the puzzle since we eat so much of it.”
This is how they SCORE FOOD PRODUCTS
GoodGuide’s Health ratings for food products are based on four attributes:
- The nutritional value of the food, as characterized by a standard method of nutrient assessment called the “Ratio of Recommended to Restricted Nutrients” (RRR),
- Indicators of whether levels of specific nutrients exceed public health guidelines,
- The presence of potentially hazardous food additives, and
- Indicators of various production practices that affect the quality of a food product.
Product-level data on environmental performance are generally unavailable for specific food products, so GoodGuide relies on company-level environmental scores to characterize the performance of a product on this dimension. For some types of fresh produce and meat, GoodGuide provides information on the environmental impacts of that category based on life cycle assessment, but the data do not support product-level scoring.
Product-level data on societal performance are generally unavailable for specific food products, soGoodGuide relies on company-level social scores to characterize the performance of a product on this dimension.