Real Time Farms is launching a map to help consumers purchase meat and poultry from animals who have been raised without antibiotics. The Fix Antibiotics Food Finder lets you find retail locations, farms, restaurants, and farmers markets that carry antibiotic-free meat.
Real Time Farms said that, “this campaign, as with so many things, comes down to people voting with their wallets because government is seen as moving too slowly.”
Consumers can add to the database if they have information that’s not currently on the map. You can post photos from farms, food artisans, and farmers market, and add to and update vendor profiles. Retailers, farmers, and artisans can add to the guide too. In fact, restaurants can upload their menu and use the web site’s tools to show where the food comes from.
All you have to do is click on the map or enter your zip code, and it will zoom into that area, showing you where you can buy these products. Photos of farms, eateries, and farmers markets also appear on the site.
Consumer Reports released its Meat on Drugs report this week as well, which helps consumers find antibiotic-free meat and poultry. In that document, you can find detailed information on the policies of various supermarket and restaurant chains, along with label information and price ranges of the different products.