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We’re all invited…

We’re all invited… to participate in public hearings on the Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill 2014, taking place around the country during the month of April 2015. See link below for schedule of when they’ll be in your area .1

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSUMER ALERT, CONSUMER AWARENESS, DAIRY, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, FARM, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, freerange, LABELLING, PIG FARMING, POULTRY FARMING

Consumer Action Alert

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSUMER ALERT, CONSUMER AWARENESS, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, PICK N PAY, PnP, Producers of meat, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

Mindful Monday # 11

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, MINDFUL EATING, Producers of meat

Our biggest smile yet…

Goes to the small, hard working and unflinching team of The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) for all the effort they put into protecting the animals of South Africa. Sometimes, in their investigations, even being

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSUMER AWARENESS, FOOD LOVERS MARKET, FRIDAY SMILE, GWK, MINDFUL EATING, PIG FARMING, PIGGERY, POULTRY FARMING, Producers of meat, RETAILERS

NSPCA Discovers Yet More Cruelty

NSPCA Discovers Yet More Cruelty Please scroll down to view the response from the retailers… A routine inspection of the GWK Abattoir and feedlot in De Aar in the Northern Cape by NSPCA Senior Inspector Grace Le Lange, uncovered yet

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Help a Pig Out

  If you would like any further information then please email us (grassconsumergroup@gmail.com) or view the below links See the background to this story here: http://www.travelwrite.co.za/pig-industrys-filthy-secrets/ http://www.travelwrite.co.za/no-sappo-we-wont-go/ http://www.biznews.com/health/2014/07/03/go-whole-hog-woolies-pnp-face-horrors-pig-farming/ https://grassconsumeraction.wordpress.com/pig-farming/   For more information on pig farming concerns visit the websites

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, CONSUMER AWARENESS, DIETS, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, PASTURE REARED, PICK N PAY, PIG FARMING, PIGGERY, PnP, PUBLIC HEALTH, RETAILERS, Samic, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

See the movie “Cowspiracy”

Showing at The Labia, Cape Town on Monday 24th November at 6.15pm. 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa Tel: 021-424 5927 || E-mail: labiatheatre@telkomsa.net   Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet. — Louie

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSPIRACY, CONSUMER AWARENESS

Grass Responds to Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths

Dear Ian Moir, Thank you for your recent reply to our open letter, which has raised some alarming questions. As the CEO of Woolworths, how in touch are you with your Food Teams? Do you know and care how Woolworths

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSUMER AWARENESS, DAIRY, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, FOOD SECURITY, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GMO, PASTURE REARED, PIG FARMING, PIGGERY, POULTRY FARMING, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

Has anyone noticed, no organic milk available at Woolworths?

This story is going viral, Travelwrite, where the story broke, receives over 2000 hits a day, people are banding together to form groups to source ethically produced dairy. Below is our response to Woolworths. Background to the story here. Letters

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, FOOD SECURITY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GMO, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

Going the Whole Hog Campaign Responds to SAPPO

11 June 2014 Going Whole Hog supports healthy pork production The Going Whole Hog campaign has recently come under the spotlight after being accused of disseminating “vitriol” and misleading the public by the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO). The

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSUMER AWARENESS, EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, FOOD SECURITY, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, NUTRITION, PIG FARMING, PIGGERY, PnP, Producers of meat, PUBLIC HEALTH, RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS