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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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ACB Update on Portfolio Committee Hearing on 2,4D Resistant Crops

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, DIETS, EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, FOOD SECURITY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GLYPHOSATE, GMO, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, MEDICAL RESEARCH, MONSANTO, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH, RETAILERS, ROUNDUP READY

Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

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Healthwashing

Healthwashing is a term used to describe the activities of companies and groups that position themselves as leaders in the crusade forward to good health while engaging in practices that may be contributing to our poor health… A good product, campaign

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Coke falls flat in terms of health

Coca-Cola’s Healthwashing by Sonia Mountford, Grass Food Researcher Although Coke is selling more in emerging markets, South African volumes grew 7%; sales of Coke in the United States are declining since those more informed consumers are turning to healthier options.

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Posted in COCO-COLA, CONSUMER AWARENESS, DIETS, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH, SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS, YOUTH

Woolworths: manipulating math or semantic science?

by Sonia de Villiers, Grass Food Researcher Grass looked at another Woolworths product recently, Oatmeal Digestives. Although the product is named Oatmeal Digestives, there is only 3% oatmeal in the product. Rather astonishing to label a product as being Oatmeal

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Diet Soda Concerns

by Sonia de Villiers, Grass Food Researcher We are told it is all about making better choices.  If we all took more personal responsibility we could stop this obesity and diabetes epidemic, we can stop being fat.  We have also

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