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Growing food used to be simpler, right? Before World War II, much of it was done on family farms. the post-war boom ushered in a period of increased dependence on factory farms that boosted farm productivity in the short-term—but came with long-term consequences we’re still feeling today. One critical pillar of sustainable agriculture is letting animals roam freely and eat a diet as nature intended. Today, many animals are kept in crowded pens and eat corn on a regular basis, both of which can cause health problems, and then antibiotics come into the picture. that lead to the use of antibiotics for treatment. And rather than be content with the natural size of things, many growers use synthetic hormones to help animals grow bigger, faster. These practices, combined with rampant use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides have damaged our food system and diminished our ability to provide healthy food for future generations. It might seem like a bleak food future out there, but stick with us. Here at Thrive Market, we work with an impressive number of companies who are committed to getting back to the root of fertile soil, wholesome food, and thriving ecosystems.
Top Antibiotic-Free Brands
A healthy diet goes way beyond eating vegan, gluten-free, or Paleo. When you’re choosing ingredients to stock your pantry or fill your freezer, avoiding antibiotics and synthetic hormones is an important piece of the puzzle.
Since 1988, this brand has been making nutritious foods, from milk to ghee, all grown and cultivated without potentially harmful pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Organic Valley Farms started as a cooperative of family farms in Wisconsin, and is all about being part of the solution when it comes to creating a better food future.
For its products, Great Lakes sources collagen from animals that are grass-fed, and never given antibiotics or synthetic hormones. That means your get a healthy dose of amino acids that help the body rebuild connective tissue.
We’re proud of our Thrive Market Collection, especially when it comes to our meat and seafood offerings that adhere to strict environmental, sustainability, and humane practices. That means every item is free of antibiotics and synthetic hormones.
Best Food Without Synthetic Hormones
You can enjoy your meal knowing these top products are all produced without the use of antibiotics or synthetic hormones.
This rich golden spread is made by simmering organic clarified butter until milk solids separate from the butterfat and the water evaporates. The finished product is smooth, creamy, and perfect as a base for dishes like curry, rice, and stew.
Made from 100 percent grass-fed cows, this tallow is one of the most premium fats around. Use it for frying, or try tossing it with popcorn!
Walk on the wild side with this bag of jerky made from free-range and organic turkey that’s been marinated in flavorful aromatics like honey, apple cider vinegar, and spices.
Top Antibiotic-Free Pet Food
When you’re feeding your family the best ingredients, don’t forget your furry friend.
Your dog will love chomping on these cow ears made from grass-fed Brazilian cattle that are never treated with growth hormones or antibiotics. A great treat for your pooch!
For discerning felines, turn to Halo. This pack is a great way to add variety to your cat’s diet, and features sustainable chicken, salmon, and turkey, plus non-GMO vegetables.
Formulated with free-range chicken as the first ingredient, plus oatmeal, barley, peas, and superfoods, this is a great option for pups with sensitive tummies.
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