Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States are used on animals to make them grow faster and to prevent disease in the crowded, unsanitary conditions of factory farms. With rising concerns about "superbugs," or bacteria resistant to antibiotics, many of us are looking for meat raised without antibiotics.
A new online guide, launched by the Fix Antibiotics campaign and Real Time Farms, makes this much easier. Just enter your location and find antibiotic-free meat and dairy at retailers, farmers' markets, eateries, and farms near you.
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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