Jun 22, Seaweed Recipes

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Check out some of the seaweed recipes we share with students in our core programs when we teach about wild edible seaweeds on our marine ecology field trips to the coast.

Best Canned Cheese For Emergency Survival

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You don’t need to give up all your favorite comfort foods in emergency situations. With a little forethought and smart prepping, you can have staples like the best canned cheese on hand to satisfy your cravings during tough times. Here are some of the best options. Whether you’re planning for a natural disaster, a pandemic, or another […]

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Refrigerador Eco-Solar

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Mantente fresco con el nuevo refrigerador EcoSolarCool’s

EcoSolarCool comenzó en 2017 con el lanzamiento de dos nuevos modelos de refrigeración solar. Las nuevas adiciones a la línea de productos verticales pretenden minimizar el consumo diario de energía de los aparatos de refrigeración. Los refrigeradores son uno de los electrodomésticos que consumen más energía en el hogar, y representan hasta el 25% del costo de energía de los hogares. EcoSolarCool quiere cambiar esto, “brindando un enfriamiento constante, confiable y energéticamente eficiente a un gran valor”.

Dos nuevos modelos

Ambos nuevos modelos de EcoSolarCool están aprobados por UL250 y CSA según los estándares de EE. UU. Y Canadá. Estos son los únicos refrigeradores solares en el mundo que cuentan con esta aprobación. Además, esto es para toda la unidad y no solo para el compresor. Ambos modelos tienen el compresor Danfoss DC más avanzado y avanzado y se fabrican en Europa. ¡El consumo de energía para los modelos también está en un mínimo histórico para la industria de electrodomésticos solares / CC en 201 kWh por año! Este también se encuentra entre los más bajos en el mercado de aparatos de refrigeración de CA.

El modelo ESCR260GE Metallic Gray tiene una capacidad total de 260 litros (9.2 pies cúbicos). El compartimento de refrigeración es más grande en comparación con el compartimento del congelador, con 235 litros (8.3 pies cúbicos) a 25 litros (0.9 pies cúbicos). El congelador se encuentra en la parte superior de la unidad y el compartimento de refrigeración en la parte inferior. Este modelo pesa 121 lb (55 kg) y mide 23,7 x 25,2 x 57,1 pulgadas.
El modelo de acero inoxidable ESCR355GE tiene una capacidad total de 354 litros (12.5 pies cúbicos). El compartimiento de refrigeración más grande (258 litros / 9.1 pies cúbicos) se encuentra en la parte superior de la unidad, y el compartimiento del congelador (96 litros / 3.4 pies cúbicos) en la parte inferior. Este modelo pesa 163,2 lb (74 kg) y tiene un tamaño de 23,7 x 25,2 x 78,8 pulgadas.

Características de ambos

Ambos modelos tienen temperaturas internas ajustables y puertas reversibles. El rango de temperatura para el compartimiento de enfriamiento está entre 0 ° C / 32 ° F y 10 ° C / 50 ° F. Mientras que, la temperatura del compartimiento de congelación puede alcanzar tan bajo como -18 ° C / -0.4 ° F. Para el funcionamiento, ambos modelos necesitan un panel solar, una AGM de 12 voltios, batería de litio o de ciclo profundo y un controlador de carga solar de 15 amp 12/24 voltios. La batería asegura que el refrigerador continuará funcionando toda la noche y en días no tan soleados. Considerando que, el controlador de carga solar regula la carga eléctrica de las baterías y los paneles solares. Para saber cuántos paneles / baterías solares se necesitan para hacer funcionar su dispositivo de refrigeración solar, consulte la publicación de blog de EcoSolarCool .
Los refrigeradores son perfectos para una amplia variedad de situaciones, desde casas rodantes hasta cabinas en casas dentro y fuera de la red.

Ambos modelos de refrigerador se pueden comprar en un distribuidor local o en la tienda de energía solar . Los precios anunciados en el sitio web de EcoSolarCool son de $ 1,299.00 para el modelo metálico gris más pequeño y $ 1,650.00 para el modelo más grande de acero inoxidable.
Todos los productos EcoSolarCool tienen estos …
Todos los aparatos de refrigeración y congelación alimentados con energía solar vendidos por EcoSolarCool tienen un revestimiento de 4,4 pulgadas de espesor de aislamiento de poliuretano. Todos los productos también tienen incorporada una función de modo de ahorro de energía para asegurarse de que las unidades no consuman más energía de la que necesita. Además, también tienen un apagado automático para garantizar que los dispositivos tengan una vida útil prolongada. Todas las unidades tienen una garantía de dos años y operan con un voltaje de entrada de 12/24 voltios.

Si quieres descubrir diferentes métodos para mantener los alimentos frescos, echa un vistazo a esta publicación.
También puede obtener más información sobre cómo funciona la refrigeración solar con más detalle. Consulte estos artículos:
What is a Solar Refrigerator?
Low Energy Refrigeration

Traducción directa del artículo original https://www.off-grid.net/ecosolarcool-present-new-solar-refrigeration-products/

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7 Things You Can Do Today to Be Financially Prepared for Tomorrow

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It’s rare that we find something that we aren’t looking for. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about my family’s financial health and the challenges we are facing these days. People are still getting laid off and even if they are working, they may be struggling to make ends meet. Fortunately, we have secure jobs […]

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¡Comunidad Francesa necesita un nuevo líder!

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¿Te gustaría experimentar las montañas francesas viviendo en nuestra comuna? ¿Te ves viviendo en una sociedad inclusiva y creativa? ¡Ven a colaborar con nosotros! Tu sabiduría y talento a cambio de ser parte de nuestra pequeña comunidad.

 

La Catfarm francesa es una comuna Off-grid para viajeros y creativos que nos visitan para experimentar un estilo de vida enfocado en la comunidad, sustentabilidad y creatividad.

 

Ahora buscamos a un nuevo miembro que comparta nuestra visión de construir una comuna sustentable Off-grid en lo antes era un viñedo al pintoresco sur de Francia, donde el verano dura ocho meses y la playa esta solo de un par kilómetros. Ofrecemos la oportunidad de vivir aquí gratis y convertir este en tu nuevo hogar. Serás capaz de utilizar un taller lleno de herramientas (desde tractor hasta martillo), y tener un espacio para explorar tu expresión y creatividad, mientras simultáneamente compartes esta experiencia con otros voluntarios.

 

Qué esperamos:

  • Un compromiso mínimo de 6 meses
  • Sentido fuerte de liderazgo
  • Experiencia con herramientas
  • Capacidad de planeamiento y organización
  • Claro/a para comunicarse
  • Experiencia viviendo Off-grid
  • Lado artístico y talento para escribir son un extra

 

Lo que ofrecemos:

 

  • Vivienda gratis
  • Comidas
  • 1/3 de las rentas que generamos en primavera
  • Comisión por ser cocinero en entrenamientos de Erasmus.
  • Espacio para trabajar en tus proyectos independientes
  • Taller equipado
  • Una gran comunidad llena de personas encantadoras

 

Para mas información checa nuestra pagina web www.catfarm.net

Para descargar la forma de aplicación http://bit.ly/2ooTNkd

 

Este artículo es una traducción directa del original en inglés https://www.off-grid.net/catfarm-needs-community-leader/

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10 Staples of a Well-Stocked Emergency Food Pantry

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Emergencies can strike at any time. You may or may not have a warning which may leave you stuck in your home with only the supplies you have already. If you are not prepared for such an emergency, you may not be able to get the proper food, nutrition, medical supplies or water you need […]

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Teaching Your Children to be Prepared in Case of Emergencies

When an emergency strikes, you may know what needs to be done. Perhaps you need to get to a safe location; maybe you need to gather supplies and find a central location in the home. You may even need to start hoarding water and finding flashlights, batteries or a radio. Do your children know what […]

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Teaching Your Children to be Prepared in Case of Emergencies

When an emergency strikes, you may know what needs to be done. Perhaps you need to get to a safe location; maybe you need to gather supplies and find a central location in the home. You may even need to start hoarding water and finding flashlights, batteries or a radio. Do your children know what […]

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Teaching Your Children to be Prepared in Case of Emergencies

When an emergency strikes, you may know what needs to be done. Perhaps you need to get to a safe location; maybe you need to gather supplies and find a central location in the home. You may even need to start hoarding water and finding flashlights, batteries or a radio. Do your children know what […]

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Teaching Your Children to be Prepared in Case of Emergencies

When an emergency strikes, you may know what needs to be done. Perhaps you need to get to a safe location; maybe you need to gather supplies and find a central location in the home. You may even need to start hoarding water and finding flashlights, batteries or a radio. Do your children know what […]

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Teaching Your Children to be Prepared in Case of Emergencies

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When an emergency strikes, you may know what needs to be done. Perhaps you need to get to a safe location; maybe you need to gather supplies and find a central location in the home. You may even need to start hoarding water and finding flashlights, batteries or a radio. Do your children know what […]

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Looking for off grid – are you?

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We are a couple that are into our 10th month “off grid” on our 156 acre piece. Some infrastructure is in place but still a lot to do! Looking to build a community of people that can help each other with the daily necessities and further comfort for all. Would love to be efficient enough to have live stock some day! 

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May 15, Atlatl

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Learn how to make an atlatl – an ancient survival projectile weapon for hunting and sport that pre-dates the bow & arrow.

May 4, Alderleaf Open House

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Join us for a free, family-friendly event to get a taste of what we offer at Alderleaf! Demonstrations and activities are led by our Advanced Wilderness Skills Program students.

Work In exchange for free camping

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I don’t love off grid, but I’d be willing to work on someone’s land who is off-grid in exchange for them teaching me a few things, and letting me camp for free, and allow me to practice some bushcraft skills (primitive shelter building, fire starting, etc.). If anyone is interested, I am available most weekends, and willing to travel around and to TN, AL, GA, and NC. Let me know, thanks!

 

CBD

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Desperate to go off grid, but need help!

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I am a single 44 year old guy with an SUV, 6 man tent, 15X15 foot screen enclosure, grill, cooler, and some minor misc. items I need to tent camp. I am being drowned by this rat race, and desperately want to go off grid living. I have a very small income from online college classes, and can’t afford to buy a piece of property to get started. I am desperately looking for some help. I wouldn’t mind traveling to get where I need to go as long as it doesn’t cost me too much to get there. I can’t seem to get ahead and get any money saved until I can get off the grid, so if you can help, please contact me at robstileservice74@gmail.com. Thanks

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How to Store Your Produce in a Root Cellar

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If you live in an area where the fall and winter are cold, you might want to consider a root cellar for storing some of your garden produce, such as, potatoes, carrots, squash, pumpkins, and other root vegetables. Fruits like apples and pears can also be stored this way; plus it’s a good place to keep all your canned foods if you don’t have a basement.

Mar 21, Solar Oven

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A solar oven is a unique and fun way to cook food by converting free sunlight into heat energy. It can be especially useful for emergencies, off-grid homesteading, and permaculture plans.

Teaching Our Children About Food Marketing and Healthy Eating

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Teaching our children to think critically about food marketing and advertising takes a bit of work, and it starts early. But we can teach them to understand fast food claims to make wise decisions.

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Christian Pacifism – Turn The Other Cheek

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Christian pacifism is the belief that any form of violence is incompatible with Christian faith. The phrase ‘turn the other cheek’ really, honestly means that if someone strikes you on one cheek, you are to offer them the other cheek to strike, without any resistance.

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Feb 22, Mora Knife

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The Mora Knife, such as the Companion or Bushcraft models, is an excellent tool for survival and bushcraft. Learn about the qualities to consider in choosing good outdoor knives.

Pressure Canning Meat For Food Storage

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Canning meat for food storage is one of the most important skills for preppers. Canned meat is surprisingly easy, tasty and safe. These aren’t your grandmother’s pressure canners.

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7 Different Types of Bushcraft Knives And Their Properties

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Do you know about bushcraft knives? Do you know where the name originated from? Do you desire to own a bushcraft knife? Bushcraft knives got its name because Australia was also known as the bush country in the past. It is simply the means of survival in the Australian outback. The art and skill is […]

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Will Big Data Make Your World Unrecognizable?

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What is the biggest threat to your current reality? Some might say a disaster, war, or economic crisis. While these things would change the world for those who are effected, they aren’t certain. Some might say the most dangerous threat is one that is certain. One thing that is certain to change the world is […]

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How to Assemble an Ultimate Survival First Aid Kit

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Do you have the right medical supplies and equipment on hand to take care of yourself and your family if the SHTF? If you answer anything except a highly confident, “absolutely,” then you are not prepared. Don’t let a simple cut, sore throat or something far more severe take you out. Create an ultimate survival first aid kit. The […]

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Easily Grow a Survival Garden

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It only takes a quick scan of daily news headlines to realize that our world is teetering on the brink of disaster, from several fronts. If you are one of the millions who made the wise decision to prepare for the inevitable, you likely have a supply of necessary equipment and food. However, have you […]

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Antibiotic-Free Meat: A Buying Guide

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Finally, a straightforward guide to help you buy antibiotic-free meat.   If you’re not raising your own livestock, here’s how you can be sure there are no antibiotics in your meat… 

Today, the steak on your plate was raised from a baby calf to butchering weight at speeds that would astound your ancestors.

“Bigger, faster, cheaper” is the mantra of the commercial meat industry, and one key to their success has been the widespread use of antibiotics.

Livestock fed a steady diet of growth-promoting antibiotics can put on weight at impressive rates, but recently scientists are sounding the alarm about the consequences of feeding these powerful medications to essentially healthy animals.

Concerned with the rising risk of antibiotic resistance, many scientists believe that feeding significant doses of antibiotics to livestock has dire rammifications for both human health and modern medicine. The risk of creating superbugs (microbes so powerful that known antibiotics can’t keep them in check) is too real to ignore, and warnings are coming out that unless we begin to take antibiotic resistance more seriously.

The risk of creating superbugs (microbes so powerful that known antibiotics can’t keep them in check) is too real to ignore, and warnings are coming out that unless we begin to take antibiotic resistance more seriously, modern medicine may lose its effectiveness in the next hundred years.[i]

The stakes are high, so take the time to educate yourself about the use of antibiotics for livestock to learn what’s really happening to the animals that become your dinner.

The Mixed Blessing of Antibiotics

buying antibiotic-free meat

Antibiotics are medicines that destroy bacteria, making them useful for controlling, treating and even preventing disease and infections.

In the decades since their discovery, antibiotics have saved millions of lives because simple cuts are no longer a death threat, and invasive surgeries and once unthinkable organ transplants are now routine.

Unfortunately, almost eighty years of global antibiotic use is starting to reveal some downsides.

Because antibiotics work by killing off entire populations of bacteria within your body, they essentially destroy all bacteria within range. However, bacteria are living organisms that have random genetic variances that equip a few out of millions to survive the onslaught of specific antibiotics. These surviving bacteria then become the ones that propagate, and consequently spread their resistant genes.

Over time, entire populations of bacteria become resistant to multiple forms of antibiotics, which makes them SUPERBUGS.

Because they are resistant to most common antibiotics, superbugs are incredibly difficult to control. They are responsible for an estimated 700,000 deaths annually, and that number is expected to rise to over 10 million by 2050.

For this reason, the World Health Organization recently listed antibiotic resistance as a major global threat for the 21st century.[ii]

Out Of Control:  Superbugs and the Meat Industry

sourcing antibiotic-free beef

 

[UPDATE, December 15, 2017: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Feed Directive Final Rule went into effect on January 1, 2017. The rule aims to reduce antibiotic resistance by eliminating the common practice of using “medically important” antibiotics to promote animal growth and feed efficiency. However, with the approval of a veterinarian, livestock producers may still feed these antibiotics in therapeutic dosages to prevent the illnesses fostered by the less-than-desirable living conditions often found in commercial operations. For more information on this topic, I strongly encourage you to read Angie’s well-balanced comment below. She offers an excellent perspective!]

The root of the problem of antibiotic resistance comes from an overuse of antibiotics themselves, and one of the ways that antibiotics tends to be overused is with livestock.[iii]

While humans need a prescription to gain access to antibiotics, farmers aren’t under the same requirements for their animals and can administer them with minimal regulation. (Please see the update at the beginning of this section.) In 2011, almost 30 million pounds of antibiotics were used for animal production, which was almost four times the amount used by the national human population.[iv]

Why are so many antibiotics given to animals?

In past decades livestock producers began to use them as a preventative measure to keep their animals healthy against infectious disease, something that became increasingly important as factory farms kept animals in tight living conditions.

They later found that small daily doses of certain antibiotics made animals grow bigger and faster, often gaining as much as 3 percent more weight than otherwise possible.[v]

Consumers may like cheap meat, but feeding excessive amounts of antibiotics to animals has some dire consequences for human health.

The growing threat of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria from the overuse of these drugs can compromise the effectiveness of treatments for humans, putting the reliability of life-saving drugs at risk for the people that need them most.

China and Colistin: An Example of Bacteria Gone Bad

Antibiotics meat China

To understand the true threat of antibiotic resistance, you only need to travel over to China to get a glimpse of what the damage can be.

Recent reports have shown that Chinese strains of E. coli (a diverse, often dangerous strain of bacteria) is showing resistance to an old form of antibiotic called colistin.[vi] Discovered in the 1950s, colistin fell out of favor when antibiotics with fewer side effects were discovered. However, as preferable medications continued to be compromised by antibiotic resistance, colistin use became widespread again. Unfortunately, even this trusted antibiotic is becoming vulnerable to E. coli superbugs.

The growing problem with colistin resistance is traced back to the Chinese meat industry, where over 8000 tons of it are given to pigs and chickens every year to enhance their growth.

Strains of resistant E. coli have been found in meat, livestock and even people around the world, and the threat is real that the colistin resistant gene in E. coli could spread to other dangerous bacteria as well. The danger doesn’t just stay near farms, either.

Manure tainted with drug-resistant bacteria often infects nearby water systems.

And flies often carry the bacteria to cities far away, sometimes even to already vulnerable hospital patients.[vii]

Sick From Tainted Meat: 

Modern medicine losing its potency has dire consequences for everyone on the planet, and the effects for your health should be a top concern.

Widespread antibiotic resistance in livestock means that dangerous pathogens aren’t always killed off before meat makes it to your plate. A 2001 report from the New England Journal of Medicine found that 20 percent of ground meat in supermarkets contained salmonella, and 84 percent of that salmonella was resistant to one or more antibiotics.

Antibiotics meat ecoli

A 2001 report from the New England Journal of Medicine found that 20 percent of ground meat in supermarkets contained salmonella, and 84 percent of that salmonella was resistant to one or more antibiotics.[viii] The situation is similar for poultry. Consumer Reports tests of chicken from 2006 and 2012 revealed that over two-thirds of their samples were contaminated with salmonella, 60 percent of which was resistant to forms of antibiotics.[ix]

Though the meat industry believes these statistics aren’t concerning, because people thoroughly cook their meat before eating it, partially raw meat, unwashed cutting boards, or thawing meat juice that leaks onto other foods in the refrigerator are all ways that pathogens can spread.[x]

More Drug-Resistant Diseases

Humans and animals swap diseases all the time. A full two-thirds of human diseases first began in animals, and drug resistance that starts with animals can also jump the species boundary.[xi]

Evidence is now growing that resistant bacteria from antibiotic treated farm animals can spread to the humans that eat them. This means that ingesting drug-resistant bacteria in meat that wasn’t fully cooked might make you ill with a disease that antibiotics are powerless to treat.[xii]

antibiotic-free meat: antibiotics in agriculture

The problem is only growing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that over two million Americans become sick with drug-resistant bacteria every year, and more than 23,000 end up dying.[xiii]

The connection between the increased use of antibiotics for meat production and the loss of effectiveness of human medicine is becoming better understood, and the evidence is clear that feeding unregulated amounts of antibiotics to livestock is only going to harm human health in the long run.

The threat of looming antibiotic resistance is real, but those in authority aren’t always acting in the public interest. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council,[xiv] the FDA has buried research findings that revealed 18 types of antibiotics currently used on livestock that carry a high risk of increasing the levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria for diseases that affect humans.

Even worse, many of these medications don’t reach the FDA’s own safety standards, yet they are used widely on livestock across the country.

Best Ways to Source Antibiotic-Free Meat:

In recent years, consumer outrage against antibiotics has created positive changes in the food industry.

Three of the largest chicken producers in America (Tyson, Perdue and Foster Farms) recently stated that they intend to reduce the amount of antibiotics fed to their healthy birds.

Large corporations like McDonald’s,[xv] Wendy’s and Popeyes are also taking a stand against fluoroquinolones (a family of synthetic antibiotics) and are refusing to buy birds that have been treated with them.[xvi]

However, there’s still no way to know for sure if these brands are sticking to their promises and keeping antibiotics out of their products.

Antibiotics chicken meat

If you want to reject antibiotics in your meat, you’ll need reliable ways to source antibiotic-free alternatives.

(Assuming you’re not ready to start raising your own livestock, which is what we ultimately recommend.)

Reading The Labels:

Antibiotic free meat

To ensure that the meat you eat doesn’t contain trace amounts of dangerous bacteria, you need to familiarize yourself with the following methods of identification.

  • Country of Origin: Depending on where your meat is sourced from, it might automatically be safe from antibiotics. Since 2006, European Union has banned farmers from using antibiotics to promote growth and instead regulates their use to treating disease only.[xvii]
  • USDA Organic: When organically-raised animals become sick, they are treated with antibiotics and sent to a conventional production system where they are no longer labeled as organic. This means that any meat product with the label USDA Organic is guaranteed to be free of antibiotics, both for promoting growth and for treating illness.[xviii]
  • ‘Raised Without Antibiotics’, ‘No Antibiotics Administered’ and Similar Variations: These labels signify that the meat in question came from animals raised without antibiotics, often in conditions comparable to organic (but uncertified). For extra reliability, look for labels accompanied by a “USDA Process Verified” shield, which ensures that the company in question paid to have their claims verified.

Labels to Avoid When Buying Antibiotic-Free Meat

There’s lots of money to be made selling shady meat, which is why healthy sounding labels that are actually meaningless abound in the supermarket. If you really want to source meat that’s free from antibiotics, be sure to avoid these convincing, yet empty, claims.

  • Antibiotic-Free: The USDA has never legally authorized the use of the term “antibiotic-free”, so if you see it on packaging it has no legal meaning.
  • Natural: The USDA meaning of natural is very loose, and only implies that the final product is minimally processed and doesn’t contain added colors or artificial ingredients. Antibiotics are fully allowed in “natural” meat, making the term meaningless if you’re trying to avoid them.
  • No Antibiotic Residues: Though this isn’t a USDA-approved claim, it’s often used on labels to refer to the fact that antibiotics were not used for the last days or weeks of the animal’s life so that traces of the chemicals would have time to naturally work themselves out. However, the label “No Antibiotic Residues” usually implies that the animal was fed significant amounts of antibiotics earlier in life.
  • No Antibiotic Growth Promotants: Not only is this claim not approved by the USDA, it’s also intentionally misleading. Animals that aren’t given antibiotics to aid their growth levels might still get them regularly to stay healthy in their crowded cages, meaning their exposure levels are far higher than the label implies.[xix]

The growing threat of antibiotic resistance is likely to only get worse.

To cut out the biggest source of antibiotic use and keep the planet safe, do what you can to buy antibiotic-free meat.  Better yet, raise your own livestock.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the continuation of modern medicine might someday depend on it.

(This article was originally published on March 31, 2017.)

antibiotic resistance

Sources

[i] The Biggest Threat to Modern Medicine- Antibiotic Resistance

[ii] World Health Organization: What to Do About Resistant Bacteria in the Food Chain

[iii] STAT- The Livestock Industry is Key in the Race to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

[iv] Consumers Union: The Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals Threatens Public Health

[v] Frontline: Modern Meat

[vi] Flies are Spreading Antibiotic Resistance From Farms to People

[vii] Flies are Spreading Antibiotic Resistance From Farms to People

[viii] The Isolation of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella from Retail Ground Meats

[ix] Consumer Reports: The High Cost of Cheap Chicken

[x] Superbug Resistant to Last Resort Antibiotic Arises in China

[xi] 13 Animal-to-Human Diseases Kill 2.2 Million People Each Year

[xii] Frontline: Modern Meat

[xiii] Center for Disease Control: Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance

[xiv] NRDC Petitions FDA: Agency’s Weak Attempt to Curb Antibiotic Abuse in the Livestock Industry is Failing

[xv] McDonald’s Now Serving Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics-Mostly

[xvi] Frontline: Modern Meat

[xvii] European Commission: Ban on Antibiotics as Growth Promoters in Animal Feed Enters into Effect

[xviii] USDA: Organic

[xix] Consumer Reports: Antibiotics in the Meat Industry

 

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Have You Considered Your SHTF Communications Plan?

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  Be Honest About Your Current Communications Plan For most preppers quantifying is a problem. We buy stuff and we store stuff, but do we have a true definition of what “prepared” is?  The truth about being prepared is that we cannot quantify what we will need. I will let you in on a little […]

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Food Storage for Beginners

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Food storage for beginners – If you are in the ‘beginner’ stage of food storage, it can all be overwhelming. Where do I start? What kinds of foods are best? Where do I find the best prices? How much do I need?

Comfort Foods for Food Storage

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Comfort foods are not necessary but may be comforting during stressful times. And why have them? Comfort foods are basically ‘treats’ that you usually give to your children after school, to tie them over until the next meal, to keep them occupied when you’re busy or . . . just because you love them.

Practice Advanced Urban Survival with Skill Over Gear

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True Urban Scenario While the wasteland model of the urban sprawl tends to grace the pages of books and big screens. I envision a much different scenario. Rather than a world of desolation I see nearly the opposite. There are 8 and a half million people in New York City. How many of these people […]

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Survival Supplies & Gifts

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Besides adding to your own survival supplies, remember what great gifts freeze-dried food or other survival supplies will make to adult children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors – everyone. There are even gifts for kids — light sticks, flashlights, freeze-dried ice cream and MORE!

How to Survive World War 3: Useful Tips & Tricks

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There are many possible scenarios where a third world war might arise: ideological or religious reasons, as well as a lack of resources. So what are you going to do in an SHTF situation, especially one when nuclear or microbiological weapons are used? You need to be prepared for everything that might happen, so you’ve […]

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Learning Survival Archery – Is It Necessary for Preppers?

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Using the bow and arrow has been at the heart of human existence. From simple designs used for hunting to more advanced bows, empires have even been constructed around them. In the modern world, it’s easy to think that there is no place for such primitive tools, but regardless of the day and age, humans […]

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Cold Weather Primer: A Refresher If You Will

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To survive in cold weather like anything else it takes a certain skill set, proper materials i.e. clothing, shelter and it takes practice/training. You need to know before you have to know that what you are doing and wearing will keep you alive. First, as a reminder, the human body puts out heat, a considerable […]

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