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6 October 2005

Smoking the fast-food industry - Fight against warning labels reminiscent of tobacco fray

Author: Thomas Kostigen, MarketWatch [USA]

The state of California is suing nine top food manufacturers, including Burger King, Heinz and McDonald's, over their reluctance to issue warnings that some of their snacks could contain the potentially cancer-causing chemical acrylamide...What the...

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19 January 2006

Polish Unions Rally Against Anti-Union Aggression at PepsiCo Frito-Lay

Author: IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations)

Over 800 trade unionists from across the country rallied...at the Warsaw headquarters of Frito-Lay Poland, a subsidiary of PepsiCo International, to show their solidarity with the union at the company's snack food plant in nearby Grodzisk and to...

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24 January 2006

Citigroup Pledges to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 10%

Author: GreenBiz.com

Financial services giant Citigroup Inc. has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leader Program, pledging to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions on a global basis by 10% by 2011... Since its inception in 2002, Climate Leaders has...

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4 March 2006

March 8, International Women's Day: Fight Sexual Harassment, Anti-Union Aggression at PepsiCo Poland

Author: IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations)

...[T]he case of 8 victimized women workers [at PepsiCo's Frito-Lay snack food plant in Grodziesk] – all union members – is being heard [in a Warsaw court] in an ongoing legal process. These women, who were victims of, or witnesses to, sexual...

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29 March 2006

[DOC] Response of PepsiCo to allegations of anti-union activity & sexual harassment at Frito-Lay plant in Poland

Author: PepsiCo

Any suggestion that PepsiCo is “anti-union” is baseless... In fact, tens of thousands of our employees (the majority of our international employees) have elected to affiliate with unions... As for sexual harassment claims that several employees raised...

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3 May 2006

USA: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo & Cadbury Schweppes agree to withdraw sugary drinks from schools over health concerns - some health advocates urge further steps

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4 May 2006

Big Soda's Sticky End [USA]

Author: [analysis] Pallavi Gogol, BusinessWeek

Soda giants Coca Cola, Pepsico, and Cadbury Schweppes bowed to immense pressure from activists, the medical community, and the government on May 3 and agreed to pull most of their soft drinks out of elementary, middle, and high schools around the...

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2 August 2006

"Dividiendo por Colombia"

Author: Dividiendo por Colombia

[Original website in Spanish. Following summary of the website's key points provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.] Dividiendo por Colombia is a foundation created by a group of business people to put into practice their commitment...

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2 August 2006
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6 October 2006

Clinton Deal Cuts School Snack Foods - Clinton forges guidelines with major snack makers to ban unhealthy items from schools [USA]

Author: Karen Matthews, Associated Press

Snacks sold in schools will have to cut the fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton. Just five months after a similar agreement targeting the sale of sodas in schools, Clinton and the American Heart...

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