Excerpt from The Washington Post:
“We truly believe consumers want this, and they vote with every purchase,” said Mariano Lozano, the chief executive of Danone North America.
“We are reaching a moment when what makes business sense and what is the right thing to do come together,” he added.
The alliance will lobby in five policy areas that it says are of interest to modern consumers: product transparency, nutrition, the environment, food safety and a positive workplace for food and agriculture workers. The four companies say they have coordinated on these issues in the past, and view the formalized alliance as a means to more aggressively petition lawmakers and regulators.
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