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RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board publish, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on the potential health hazards of nanomaterials, particularly of nano-HA; identifying the types of the company’s products or packaging that currently contain nanoparticles; … MORE
As You Sow – September 21, 2016 – Rather than respond to shareholder concerns that Walgreens’ store-brand infant formula may contain harmful, “needle-like” nanomaterials, Walgreens filed a motion with the SEC to block the inquiry.
RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board publish, within 12 months of the annual meeting, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on potential health hazards of nanomaterials, identifying the types of the company’s products or packaging that … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board publish, within six months of the 2016 annual meeting, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on the company’s use of nanomaterials. This report should identify products … MORE
RELEASE: Hershey Shareholders Vote on Nanomaterials Proposal at Annual Meeting; As You Sow Proposal Addresses Health Concerns
As You Sow Release – May 4, 2016 – Shareholders sent a message today to Hershey’s calling for the company to disclose information about its use of nanomaterials in food products and packaging. At the company’s … 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
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: 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
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.
THE CONSUMERIST – Mar. 05, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts announced today that it’s planning to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent often used in toothpaste and sunscreen as well as other products, from all powdered … MORE
MARKETWATCH – Mar. 05, 2015 – Dunkin’ Donuts announced Thursday that it plans to remove a potentially harmful nanomaterial from its powdered doughnuts.
THE BOSTON GLOBE – Mar. 05, 2015 – At the urging of a nonprofit advocacy group, Dunkin’ Donuts has agreed for emote potentially harmful titanium dioxide from the powdered sugar used in its doughnuts.
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – March 5, 2015 – Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of the Dunkin’ Donuts chain, has agreed to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent that is commonly a source of nanomaterials, … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board publish, by November 1, 2015, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on Dunkin’s use of nanomaterials in the company’s food products or packaging. The … MORE
WALL STREET JOURNAL – November 17, 2014 – Investor groups focused on environmental, social and governance issues are demanding more disclosure of companies’ involvement with nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic or molecular … MORE
The Environmental Working Group is an environmental health research and advocacy organization, whose mission is to conduct original, game-changing research that inspires people, businesses and governments to take action to protect human health and the … MORE
Food & Water is a non-profit organization that advocates for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water.
Friends of the Earth is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, with 74 national member groups and 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. FOE’s briefing argues that existing regulation not only fails to recognize … MORE
Environmental Health News is an independent, nonprofit news organization founded in 2002.
THE GUARDIAN – July 11, 2014 – The activists at environmental nonprofit As You Sow want you to take another look at your breakfast doughnut.
MARKETWATCH – June 1, 2014 – Growing concerns over infinitesimal substances that are finding their way into everyday food and cosmetic products via the growing field of nanotechnology is setting off alarm bells among public … MORE
TECH INSIDER – June 6, 2014 – Shareholder Advocacy Group As You Sow’s CEO Andrew Behar was on CNBC’s Street Signs last night and he explained the reason why his group is calling for an … MORE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES – May 22, 2014 – Do you know what you’re eating? The number of American food products containing nanomaterials has increased tenfold since 2008, said a report released this week, reviving concerns … MORE
THE MOTLEY FOOL – May 15, 2014 – It’s the whitest stuff on earth. Used in everything from toothpaste to paint, titanium dioxide whitens the milk you drink, the Oreos you eat, and provides a … MORE
TRIPLEPUNDIT – May 14, 2014 – Last week’s shareholder resolution to investigate Dunkin’ Brands’ use of nanomaterials in its products was not approved, but resolution organizers are still claiming success.
What are nanomaterials? Why are nanomaterials in food important to investors? Are nanomaterials regulated? What are the effects of ingesting nanomaterials? Where can I learn more? Citations What are nanomaterials? Back to top Nanotechnology is … MORE
RELEASE: Dunkin’ Brands Shareholders Deliver Strong Call for Disclosure on Nanomaterials in Food Products
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – May 8, 2014 – Shareholders sent a strong message today to Dunkin’ Brands Board of Directors that they want the company to prepare a report about the risks of … MORE
Shareholders request the Board publish by November 1, 2014, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on Dunkin’s policies regarding public health concerns of nanomaterials in the company’s products or packaging. This report … MORE
OTHER WORDS – July 24, 2013 – They’re found in M&Ms, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jell-O pudding, and even Pop-Tarts. Scientists don’t know if they’re safe to eat. The government doesn’t regulate these things.