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15 January 2002

U.S. Companies Promote Gender Apartheid in Saudi Arabia

Author: Feminist Majority Foundation, Feminist Daily News Wire

McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Burger King all promote sex discrimination in Saudi Arabia as these restaurants "all have two designated areas: one for families and the other for singles, all males," said Ann Rozenich, an employee of McDonald’s...

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25 July 2002

Fat Americans sue fast food firms

Author: BBC News

A group of overweight Americans have sued several US fast food giants accusing them of knowingly serving meals that cause obesity and disease. The lawsuit - filed in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx - says that McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's...

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7 August 2002

Harassment victim sues Burger King after attack [Colorado, USA]

Author: Matt Sebastian, Daily Camera [USA]

The former general manager of a Longmont fast-food franchise is suing the restaurant's owners, alleging they should have protected her from being racially harassed and assaulted by a customer.

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18 June 2003

Fatty Foods Warning Signs Wanted [USA]

Author: United Press International

John Banzhaf III of George Washington University is sending certified letters to the six major fast-food chains -- McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC [part of YUM!], Taco Bell [part of YUM!] and Pizza Hut [part of YUM!] -- as a first step in a...

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19 June 2003

Restaurants seek cover from obesity lawsuits [USA]

Author: Neil Buckley, Financial Times

The restaurant industry will today demand congressional protection from lawsuits over obesity - a day before lawyers gather in Boston for the first big conference to discuss ways of suing the food industry. [refers to McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's,...

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1 July 2003

Call for ban on ads for junk food

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1 July 2003

full report: "Broadcasting Bad Health: Why food marketing to children needs to be controlled"

Author: International Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO)

Companies such as KFC, Burger King, McDonald's, Kinder, Mars, Cadbury's, Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Pepsi are criticised in the Food Commission report for targeting children. The report calls for international controls on the marketing of high-calorie, low...

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1 December 2003

[PDF] Development at Risk: Rethinking UN-Business Partnerships

Author: Ann Zammit, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) & South Centre

In recent years the United Nations (UN) has increasingly engaged in what it refers to as partnership with the private sector in order to hasten the achievement of the development goals of the United Nations (UN). This idea underpins the United Nations...

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22 June 2004

Greenpeace calls on governments and other companies to join the Cool Coalition

Author: Greenpeace

Three world leaders in food and soft drinks [Unilever, Coca-Cola and McDonald's] today promised to phase out the powerful global warming gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in their refrigeration equipment...We call on their competitors, such as Nestle,...

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23 July 2004

Analysis: Corporate responsibility and Islam

Author: Jon Lamb, Ethical Corporation

So to what extent is it sensible to link ethical business practice to awareness of Muslim political and religious sensibilities? [refers to HSBC's Muslim pension fund. Also refers to companies being boycotted for links with Israel: Starbucks, Coca-Cola...

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