FoodChallenge Corporate Abuse of Our Food

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From seed to plate, our food system is broken.

Global food corporations threaten our environment, food sovereignty and health. We protect our children from the epidemic of diet-related disease, striving to create a more sustainable future by challenging the corporate abuse of our food system. Learn More

In the U.S., one in three children born in the year 2000 are predicted to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.

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Featured Action

Tell CEO Steve Easterbrook: Stop marketing junk food to children!

McDonald’s wants us to believe it’s modern and progressive -- without making any of the necessary changes to earn that description. That’s why we’re challenging McDonald’s power at the very heart of its global corporate operation today at its annual shareholders' meeting.

Stand with us today and tell McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook to stop marketing McDonald’s junk food to children.

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What's New
May 9, 2012
Juliana Shulman, Senior Organizer
McDonald’s recent initiative to associate McDonald’s with Michigan apple farmers demonstrates the corporation's increasing interest in rebranding its image. McDonald’s attempts to nutri-wash its brand by highlighting so-called “healthier” options, options that primarily serve as a vehicle for the brand’s “bread and butter”--burgers, fries, and soda.
BOSTON - On the heels of a new study in the Journal of Health Economics which finds that the U.S. spends more than $190 billion a year on medical costs associated with obesity, Corporate Accountability International and Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg of The City University of New York have released a report that will serve as a tool to addressing the rising epidemic of diet-related disease.
Is Ronald McDonald the new Joe Camel? ...to many activists on the frontline of the war on obesity, the McDonald's mascot is pushing a product they claim is as dangerous as a cigarette.

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