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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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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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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, FOOD SECURITY

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

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

Mindful Monday #6

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Posted in MINDFUL EATING

Mindful Monday #1

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Posted in ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSUMER AWARENESS, DIETS, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GLYPHOSATE, GMO, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, NUTRITION, Producers of meat, RETAILERS, Samic

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

South African Consumers Comment on Woolies Dairy

Grass is always interested to know what South African consumers have to say about food related issues. Since the Woolworths Dairy story first broke (here) there has been a flood of comments – please let us know if there are

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An Open Letter to Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths

An Open Letter to Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths Dear Ian Moir, Woolworths marketing and brand image has told South African consumers that you care about quality, social justice, animal welfare, the environment, and about your Woolworths customers. We have

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Posted in DAIRY, FOOD SECURITY, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, 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