I have not one, but two great links for you today to help you in your consumption decisions. The first one refers to the latest research on fish stocks and gives a (very pretty!) overview of which fish is okay to eat and which stocks we should let recuperate. Click through to get to the full-sized image!
I especially loved the transparency involved – the spreadsheet with all the references is openly available and can be found here.
Secondly, Fix Antibiotics is a website specifically for American consumers who do not agree with the wide-spread practice of giving antibiotics to animals and wish to boycott those practices. At this part of the website Real Time Farms, you can find locations that offer meat raised without antibiotics based on your zip code – saving you time and effort to drive around and find the best option. The tool even differentiates between retailers, farmers’ markets, eateries and farms. The information gathered on what amounts to a giant map is all dependent on crowd-sourcing efforts, and the developers welcome feedback from users on new restaurants they have gone to that offered antibiotics-free meat, or new farmers’ markets that just popped up. Actually, Real Time Farms is such a cool concept (their slogan: “A crowd-sourced nationwide food guide. We enable you to trace your food back to the farm it came from, whether staying in or dining out, so you can find food you feel good about eating.“) that I think I will dedicate an entire blog post in the near future to them. Keep an eye out!
Bonus: If you want to know more about the latest developments in antibiotics use, this article might be helpful to you as well.