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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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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

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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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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