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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

African Centre for Biosafety Petitions Government in Cape Town

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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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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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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

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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GMO Foods! What is the role of our Supermarkets?

By Earth Cool Consumer To see more of this article, please click here and linked here too

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GMO 101

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Does anyone know where you can buy a bottle of free range milk?

by a Concerned Consumer   Does anyone know where you can buy a bottle of free-range milk these days?  By that I mean milk from cows that roam freely outdoors, grazing on pasture all day, as cows naturally do, rather

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, DAIRY