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New iPhone Gadget Will Determine if Food is Really Organic

Wondering about the true carbon footprint of that cauliflower? (Yeah, I stole that from a commercial. But, it's funny! Love Gallagher!) Does that weird slime around your organic baby carrots taste and feel like something from a chemical plant? Feel bamboozled at the farmers' market? (Feel like this is an infomercial?)

Fast Company reported earlier on an iPhone accessory that can test properties in your food to determine if it truly is organic. A steel probe is inserted into the food and measures the nitrate concentration, which is an indicator of non-organic fertilizers.

Luckily, they're dumbing down the science part and most measurements will be shown in simple "this is good, this is bad" style.

They device also has the technology to test humidity, temperature and radiation.

We're thinking this is going to be a hot item once it hits the market seeing as how they blew their Kickstarter campaign out of the water. They needed $25,000. They raised $170,018.

The design is modular, sleek and clean. Running the programs is simple -- no configuration required. Just add the cauliflower.

Lapka is in the final production stage of the product and they expect it to hit the markets the end of this year for around $220.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.