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Mindful Monday # 8

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Woolworths Manipulating GMO Semantics Yet Again?

African Centre for Biosafety unmasked Woolworths yet again. ACB tests discovered that Woolworths White Sandwhich Bread contains 85.62% of GM Soya. Yet this product label remains “May Contain GM”. Woolworths Answers Their Concerned Customers: Woolworths Statement on May 30, 2014 “We have recently

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No to GMO in our Bread Petition

Campaign Update A message from ACB Firstly, a big thanks to those of you that signed ACB’s petition to the CEOs of the big food companies to say to no to GMOs in our foods.  To those of you that haven’t, we’d

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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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ACB Update on Portfolio Committee Hearing on 2,4D Resistant Crops

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Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

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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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