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African Centre for Biosafety Petitions Government in Cape Town

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Coke falls flat in terms of health

Coca-Cola’s Healthwashing by Sonia Mountford, Grass Food Researcher Although Coke is selling more in emerging markets, South African volumes grew 7%; sales of Coke in the United States are declining since those more informed consumers are turning to healthier options.

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Posted in COCO-COLA, CONSUMER AWARENESS, DIETS, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH, SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS, YOUTH

Woolworths: manipulating math or semantic science?

by Sonia de Villiers, Grass Food Researcher Grass looked at another Woolworths product recently, Oatmeal Digestives. Although the product is named Oatmeal Digestives, there is only 3% oatmeal in the product. Rather astonishing to label a product as being Oatmeal

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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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Woolworths & GMO labelling

Update to this story Grass has 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 products that contain 5% or more GMO content.

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GMO, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS

GMO Foods! What is the role of our Supermarkets?

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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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Posted in DAIRY

Evidence of GMO Harm in Pig Study

A groundbreaking new study  shows that pigs were harmed by the consumption of feed containing genetically modified (GM) crops. 168 newly-weaned pigs in a commercial piggery were fed either a typical diet incorporating GM soy and corn, or else (in

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GMO 101

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