NBC LA – April 4, 2015 – A movie star with a cigarette is a visual the film industry has promised to limit, especially when it comes to younger audiences, but a new lawsuit claims major … MORE
EcoWatch – February 2, 2016 – Three generations of women attended Monsanto‘s shareholder meeting Friday and presented multiple reasons why Monsanto should mitigate risks from Roundup, support labeling of genetically-engineered foods and change the direction of their business.
CNN – March 25, 2016 – It’s not something that will be listed among the ingredients, but chocolate contains some lead. Manufacturers say it’s trace amounts, and it makes its way into chocolate as a naturally occurring element that … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – March 23, 2016 – Consumer health watchdog As You Sow released results today showing that 35 of 50 chocolate products tested, including chocolate bunnies and eggs, expose consumers to lead … MORE
If you have a sweet tooth, you may have read studies talking about the health benefits associated with eating moderate amounts of chocolate. But our research has found a potential health risk in popular chocolate products that’s been flying under the radar – some chocolate contains toxic metals like lead and cadmium. MORE
RELEASE: Shareholders ask Mondelēz to Address Health Hazards of Nanomaterials in Foods; Mondelēz Blocks As You Sow Proposal
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – March 14, 2016 – Mondelēz International successfully blocked shareholders from voting on a proposal, submitted by shareholder advocacy group As You Sow, asking the company to assess the risks of … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – January 12, 2016- The Campbell Soup Company, the world’s largest soup maker and owner of well-known brands like Pepperidge Farms and Spaghetti-O’s, has announced it will become the first major food … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the company adopt an enterprise-wide policy to phase out the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in the meat supply chain (including for poultry, beef, and pork). “Non-therapeutic use” of antibiotics is … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the company adopt a policy to phase out the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in the meat supply chain (including for poultry, beef, and pork). “Non-therapeutic use” of antibiotics is … MORE
LEXOLOGY – Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP – June 5, 2015 – The shareholder advocacy group As You Sow has announced the success of a three-year campaign targeting baby formula purportedly made with ingredients derived … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board publish, by October 2016, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on Mondelez’ use of nanomaterials, including describing the products or packaging that currently contain nanoparticles, … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: The shareowners of DuPont request the preparation of a report, updated annually, disclosing: 1. Company policy and procedures governing lobbying, both direct and indirect, and grassroots lobbying communications; 2. Payments by DuPont … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board publish, by October 2016, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on Hershey’s use of nanomaterials, including the products or packaging that currently contain nanoparticles, the … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board update the 2015 McDonald’s Global Vision for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Food Animals by adopting the following policy regarding use of antibiotics by its meat suppliers: Prohibit the … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: The shareowners of Monsanto request the preparation of a report, updated annually, disclosing: Company policy and procedures governing lobbying, both direct and indirect, and grassroots lobbying communications. Payments by Monsanto used for … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the board adopt a policy, for both the company’s own hog and turkey production and (except when precluded by existing contracts) its contract suppliers of hogs and turkeys, to phase … MORE
Why should we worry about lead and cadmium? Does Soylent contain lead and cadmium? What is Proposition 65 and how is As You Sow enforcing it? Doesn’t the government protect us from chemicals like lead … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – August 12, 2015 – As You Sow, a non-profit environmental-health watchdog, today filed a notice of intent to bring legal action against Soylent, a “meal replacement” powder recently featured in a … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – July 13, 2015 – The Walt Disney Company has become the first major Hollywood studio to prohibit cigarette smoking depictions in films they produce with youth ratings.
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – Jul. 8 2015 – Following engagement with investors and advocates, General Mills has become the first major packaged foods company to improve policies to protect bees and other pollinators from … MORE
DAIRY REPORTER – May 28, 2015 – Abbott Laboratories’ decision to launch two non-GMO infant formula products in the US is a “clear win for consumers and for shareholders,” says environmental health advocacy group As … MORE
DAIRY REPORTER – May 26, 2015 – Abbott Laboratories is launching a non-GMO version of its popular Similac Advance infant formula in the U.S.
Advocating for corporate policies that are protective of pollinators, especially bees, which are increasingly threatened by Colony Collapse Disorder, associated with insecticides and other factors. MORE
RELEASE: In a First, Shareholders Vote on Tobacco Depictions in Movies with As You Sow/Trinity Health Proposal at Time Warner
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – June 19, 2015 – Time Warner, parent company of Warner Bros. movie studio, has become the first company to hold a shareholder vote on smoking in movies. The resolution was … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – May 27, 2015 – Abbott Laboratories, producer of market-leading Similac Advance baby formula, has announced that it will offer a version of its formula made without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) … MORE
MARKETWATCH – April 29, 2015 – You get sick, go to the doctor, take antibiotics and poof, all better. But of all the antibiotics sold in the U.S. each year, 80% are used on food-producing … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – April 20, 2015 – For the third year in a row, shareholders at Abbott Laboratories’ annual meeting on April 24 will vote on a proposal to disclose which nutritional products … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that, within six months of the 2015 annual meeting, the Board publish a report, at reasonable expense and omitting proprietary information, on the Company’s options to prohibit or minimize the … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board to review and amend the DuPont Human Rights Policy, to include respect for and adherence to seed saving rights of traditional agricultural communities and we request the Board … MORE
NEW YORK POST – Mar. 29, 2015 – The person most identified with the movement is not a politician, policymaker, or even a trained scientist. She’s a 34-year-old who left a career as a managerial … MORE
RELEASE: Coalition of NGOs Releases Nanotech Recommendation Reflecting Concern About Use of Nanotech In Foods
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – March 12, 2015 – Responding to rising concern about manufacturers using unregulated nanomaterials in food, a coalition of advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad has released a policy recommendation … MORE
Responding to rising concern about manufacturers using unregulated nanomaterials in food, a coalition of advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad has released a policy recommendation for companies in food-related industries to assist them in … MORE
THE GUARDIAN – Mar. 11, 2015 – The baked goods giant says it will remove whitening agent from its powdered donuts over fears it might contain toxic nanomaterials.
THE WASHINGTON POST – Mar. 11, 2015 – The doughnut is not, nor has it ever been, a complicated thing. This hunk of sugary bread doesn’t require any gourmet secret. All you need, more or … MORE
TIME MAGAZINE – Mar. 10, 2015 – The move will not change the appearance of its baked goods, says the chain. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that its powdered sugar will no longer feature titanium dioxide–a … MORE
CNN – Mar. 10, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts is dropping titanium dioxide from its powdered sugar donuts after pressure from a public interest group who argued it is not safe for human consumption.
SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Mar. 06, 2015 – Dunkin’ Brands, Dunkin’ Donuts’ parent company, has agreed to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent that is a common source of nano materials, from all powdered sugar used … MORE
USA TODAY – Mar. 06, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts, under pressure from an activist group, has agreed to phase out a controversial whitening agent used in the powdered sugar atop some of its doughnuts.
CNBC – Mar. 05, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts to remove titanium dioxide, a food coloring agent, from all powdered sugar, Dunkin’s Brands said Thursday.