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Farewell from Grass

Grass Consumer Action was formed in late 2011 by a group of conscious consumers who were concerned about the lack of transparency in the South African food chain. Our combined investigation was the misleading Woolworths dairy labels. Grass has been

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A distasteful job…

This is most definitely the hardest post I have had to write. It is also the most distasteful since I have to defend myself and my integrity as a food consumer activist. There has also been a greater and sadder

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Consumer Alert – Bee Kind Update

Background to the story here and here I am pleased to see that Mr Greg Aberdeen has realised that in the interest of not misleading consumers and supporters of the Bee Kind project that he has begun stating the facts. I

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Consumer Alert – Open Letter to Bee Kind

Bees are obviously associated with honey but consumers are generally unaware of how crucial bees are to human food production. It is estimated that one third of our plant products depends on the bee pollination. Honeybees and the wild honeybee

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Invitation to Launch of Mini-documentaries by Sustainability Institute

These documentaries were filmed in Cuba, India and Ethiopia and show some of the exciting projects and research happening in the interests of more sustainable agriculture. See more here https://www.facebook.com/events/705108726300771/ Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015 Time: 17h30 cheese & wine. Film

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Farming

See the list of farms we have visited here YOUTH JOB CREATION IN SUSTAINABLE FARMING Stellenbosch Agroecology Academy Founded against the backdrop of the convergent national challenges of high youth unemployment, food insecurity, and the need to accelerate land reform,

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Youth Job Creation in Sustainable Food

Stellenbosch Agroecology Academy Founded against the backdrop of the convergent national challenges of high youth unemployment, food insecurity, and the need to accelerate land reform, the Stellenbosch Agroecology Academy offers a nationally accredited, four-year, youth development programme in sustainable food

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