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Friday Smile

This beaming Friday Smile goes to the first farmer, Jacques Olivier, to commit to Organic Public Guarantee System (PGS) JJ Organics is the first farmer to commit to Organic Public Guarantee System (PGS) Jacques Olivier signed the Green Road PGS pledge

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We’re all invited…

We’re all invited… to participate in public hearings on the Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill 2014, taking place around the country during the month of April 2015. See link below for schedule of when they’ll be in your area .1

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CONSUMER ALERT, CONSUMER AWARENESS, DAIRY, ENVIRONMENTAL FARMING HAZARDS, FARM, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, freerange, LABELLING, PIG FARMING, POULTRY FARMING

Friday Smile goes to…

This beaming Friday Smile goes to The Green Road ™ in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, who Grass visited a couple of months ago and we were so impressed with their knowledge and taken by their passion and dedication that it was difficult for us

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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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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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Light on Milk

Most dairy products for human consumption comes 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. Cattle (bovine) are large herbivorous animals that have

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