Want to boycott Koch Bros. products? There’s an app…

Buycott-screenshot-304The 21st century has another technological moment. Yesterday a new application for mobile phones was released. It can reveal to a shopper with a smartphone what products profit the fossil fuel billionaires the Koch brothers. The app, called Buycott, is eighteen months in the making, and actually is designed to reveal the corporate structures behind products, so it's not necessarily anti-Koch brothers…or even liberal.

Clare O'Connor writes for Forbes:  

"Even more impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies. One of these campaigns, Demand GMO Labeling, will scan your box of cereal and tell you if it was made by one of the 36 corporations that donated more than $150,000 to oppose the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food."

What can you say about this software but — that's cool. (Well, we could add that the Koch industries take in $98 billion a year, according to Forbes.) 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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