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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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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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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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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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Woolworths & GMO labelling

Update to this story Grass has formally laid a complaint, on 30 October 2013, with the National Consumer Commission requesting that Woolworths comply with the GMO labelling law and correctly label their products that contain 5% or more GMO content.

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Food Processing

Food processing By Heidi du Preez Whole foods are relatively cheap. To increase profit, food processors change them into ‘value added’ products, because more can be charged for foods that have been changed by processing technology. They may add ‘value’

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