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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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NSPCA Discovers Yet More Cruelty

NSPCA Discovers Yet More Cruelty Please scroll down to view the response from the retailers… A routine inspection of the GWK Abattoir and feedlot in De Aar in the Northern Cape by NSPCA Senior Inspector Grace Le Lange, uncovered yet

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Mindful Monday #6

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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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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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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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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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Oak Valley Piggery in Elgin

Oak Valley Estate was founded in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, a medical doctor who graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He was a farmer extraordinaire, and amongst his many farming achievements were the establishment of the first commercial deciduous

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