by Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society:
When the big wigs of the world’s largest fast food corporation gather every year, it’s a perfect opportunity for protestors to have their voices heard. McDonald’s—with its deceptive marketing, highly-questionable ingredients, and underpaid staff—is a symbol for everything that’s wrong with the American food system. As such, their annual shareholders meetings have become a hot bed of protests, and the company isn’t happy about it.
This year, thousands of protestors gathered outside the two-day meeting at McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, IL. Protests were also planned in 30 other countries around the world and a few dozen cities in the U.S. They called for higher wages, more food transparency, and simply more accountability from one of the corporations fueling the obesity epidemic.
“This will be the largest labor protest that McDonald’s ever faced,” said Kendall Fells of the Fast Food Forward group, according to USA Today.
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