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Kroger rejects global warming policy

Kroger Co. shareholders rejected five shareholder-sponsored proposals — all opposed by the board of directors — at the company’s annual meeting Thursday in Cincinnati.

Kroger Chairman and CEO David Dillon that the company was already following or moving toward many of the policies promoted by the proposals but that the company disagreed with the methods proposed.

Cincinnati-based Kroger (NYSE: KR) operates more than 2,400 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 31 states.

Most people think they would not be interested in knowing the carbon footprint of a can of soup or a head of lettuce. To some degree, the impact of the 1950s diet has been researched and spawned several diet cults, salads at McDonald’s and a general foucs on health.

But if you knew the impact of everyday items (both to your body and the environment) how would you cast your vote?

About the Author: Christine Haskell

Christine is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft with several years experience in the .com industry. She recently started social venture labs, an idea incubator for those leading small mission-driven businesses or organizations looking to create relationships, share ideas and [...]