25 May '12, 9am

McDonald's Shareholders Swat Away Resolution Demanding Nutrition Report

McDonald's Shareholders Swat Away Resolution Demanding Nutrition Report

John Harrington, a shareholder who owns 100 shares of McDonald’s stock, wrote several arguments in favor of his resolution. The logic is familiar: one in three children born in 2000 will develop diabetes; the ties between aggressive marketing and healthy eating; and the “loophole” the company found in San Francisco to work around an ordinance banning the giveaway of toys to children in fast food restaurants shows the company is determined to market to kids. Corporate Accountability International and Harrington wanted a report issued within six months that would assess the evidence of linkages between fast food and child obesity, diet related diseases and an evaluation that the impact that public concern and evolving policy would have on the company’s finances and operations.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/05/mcdonalds-shareholder...

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