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Mindful Monday # 12

MINDFUL EATING #12: UNITED NATIONS WORLD WATER DAY 22 MARCH 2015 Sunday March 22, was World Water Day, a United Nations-sponsored effort to spread the word about how we use water and waste it, and what we can do to

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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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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, FOOD SECURITY, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH

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

Diet Soda Concerns

by Sonia de Villiers, Grass Food Researcher We are told it is all about making better choices.  If we all took more personal responsibility we could stop this obesity and diabetes epidemic, we can stop being fat.  We have also

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, DIETS, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, MEDICAL RESEARCH, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH

Food Processing

Food processing By Heidi du Preez Whole foods are relatively cheap. To increase profit, food processors change them into ‘value added’ products, because more can be charged for foods that have been changed by processing technology. They may add ‘value’

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, FOOD SECURITY, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, NUTRITION, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS

Pasture Reared vs Factory Farmed Pork

A group of nutritional therapists compare the health effects of eating factory-farmed (also known as “Conventional”) and pasture-reared pork products. Before the advent of the modern day confinement system where pigs are kept separated in metal cages that allow for

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Posted in PASTURE REARED, PIG FARMING, PIGGERY, RETAILERS