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See the movie “Cowspiracy”

Showing at The Labia, Cape Town on Monday 24th November at 6.15pm. 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa Tel: 021-424 5927 || E-mail: labiatheatre@telkomsa.net   Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet. — Louie

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSPIRACY, CONSUMER AWARENESS

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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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, DAIRY, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, PASTURE REARED, 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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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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Not So Fair…

Currently in SA, it is near impossible to know where one’s food comes from and how it is produced. The package labels are ambiguous and misleading, or simply offer no information. Unless consumers ask questions and demand answers, there will

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Light on Milk

Most dairy products for human consumption comes 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. Cattle (bovine) are large herbivorous animals that have

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