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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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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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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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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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Healthwashing

Healthwashing is a term used to describe the activities of companies and groups that position themselves as leaders in the crusade forward to good health while engaging in practices that may be contributing to our poor health… A good product, campaign

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