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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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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

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

Consumers Plead With Woolworths

Dairy cows and Grass need your help once again. We are still in the cow turf wars with Woolworths.  Grass would like to make one final plea to Woolworths to address the dairy concerns in the Dairy Commitment List that

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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

No to GMO in our Bread Petition

Campaign Update A message from ACB Firstly, a big thanks to those of you that signed ACB’s petition to the CEOs of the big food companies to say to no to GMOs in our foods.  To those of you that haven’t, we’d

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Posted in BREAD, DIETS, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, FOOD SECURITY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GLYPHOSATE, GMO, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, MONSANTO, NUTRITION, PICK N PAY, PUBLIC HEALTH, RETAILERS, ROUNDUP READY, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

Grass Asks Woolworths to Commit to More Ethical Dairy Farming Practices

Most dairy products for human consumption come from cows’ milk. The majority of consumers are unaware of the harsh realities of the dairy industry and the ethical implications for dairy cows and their calves. (see an introduction into dairy farming here)

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