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An Open Letter to Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths

An Open Letter to Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths Dear Ian Moir, Woolworths marketing and brand image has told South African consumers that you care about quality, social justice, animal welfare, the environment, and about your Woolworths customers. We have

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Posted in DAIRY, FOOD SECURITY, FREE RANGE SPECIFICATIONS IN SA, WOOLWORTHS

Has anyone noticed, no organic milk available at Woolworths?

This story is going viral, Travelwrite, where the story broke, receives over 2000 hits a day, people are banding together to form groups to source ethically produced dairy. Below is our response to Woolworths. Background to the story here. Letters

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Posted in ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES, ANIMAL PROTECTION, FOOD SECURITY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GMO, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

Woolworths Manipulating GMO Semantics Yet Again?

African Centre for Biosafety unmasked Woolworths yet again. ACB tests discovered that Woolworths White Sandwhich Bread contains 85.62% of GM Soya. Yet this product label remains “May Contain GM”. Woolworths Answers Their Concerned Customers: Woolworths Statement on May 30, 2014 “We have recently

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, FOOD SECURITY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GLYPHOSATE, GMO, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, MONSANTO, NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

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

Please see here for new link

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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, FOOD SECURITY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, GMO, PUBLIC HEALTH

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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Posted in CONSUMER AWARENESS, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD, NUTRITION, PICK N PAY, RETAILERS, SOUTH AFRICA RETAILERS, WOOLWORTHS

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