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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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Posted in DAIRY, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GMO, PASTURE REARED, RETAILERS

Has anyone noticed, no organic milk available at Woolworths?

This story is going viral, Travelwrite, where the story broke, receives over 2000 hits a day, people are banding together to form groups to source ethically produced dairy. Below is our response to Woolworths. Background to the story here. Letters

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, FOOD SECURITY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GMO, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

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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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, PUBLIC HEALTH, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

The need to include animal protection in public health policies

Many critical public health issues require non-traditional approaches. Although many novel strategies are used, one approach not widely applied involves improving the treatment of animals. Emerging infectious diseases are pressing public health challenges that could benefit from improving the treatment

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, AVIAN FLU, CONSUMER AWARENESS, EIDs, EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, FOOD SECURITY, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, MEDICAL RESEARCH, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH