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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

Democracy and diversity can mend broken food systems – final diagnosis from UN right to food expert

Olivier De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food [10 March 2014] GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, today called for the world’s food systems to be radically and

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, FOOD SECURITY, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH

Consumer News Updates

Update to Woolworths GMO labelling After almost a year of corresponding with Woolworths, Grass 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

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS

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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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GMO, PIG FARMING, PIGGERY, RETAILERS

Pasture Reared vs Factory Farmed Pork

A group of nutritional therapists compare the health effects of eating factory-farmed (also known as “Conventional”) and pasture-reared pork products. Before the advent of the modern day confinement system where pigs are kept separated in metal cages that allow for

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Posted in PASTURE REARED, PIG FARMING, PIGGERY, RETAILERS

Clarifying Free Range Specifications

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, PASTURE REARED, Producers of meat, Samic