General Mills Shareholders Reject GMO Move, President Speaks Climate Change
- General Mills shareholders have shot down a proposal that would have forced the company to remove genetically modified organisms from its products.
During the company’s annual shareholders meeting Tuesday, a tally of the preliminary vote at the meeting showed more than 97 percent of General Mills shareholders voted against the proposal.
The National Center for Public Policy Research had urged shareholders to reject the resolution. The Center's Justin Danhof stated after the vote it, “shows that fact-based scientific consensus can trump emotional appeals that are not tethered to science or reason.”
- President Obama made commitments on climate change to the United Nations while speaking to the UN Climate Summit Tuesday.
The President made a commitment to what he coined as climate smart agriculture. Obama stated, “there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate.”
Obama mentioned the U.S. is building international coalitions to drive action, reducing methane emissions from pipelines and launching a free trade agreement for environmental goods.