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2011-05-20 06:15:00

At its annual meeting Thursday, McDonald's stockholders rejected a recent obesity proposal and defended its right to advertise to children. Critics of the McDonald's franchise have pounded the company's executives for offering unhealthy menu items as well as for marketing fast food to children with its Ronald McDonald mascot and Happy Meal toys. The proposal would have required McDonald's to issue a report outlining its role in the childhood obesity epidemic, but shareholders of the food...

2010-09-27 14:09:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McDonald's Corporation celebrates with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) the opening of the world's 300th Ronald McDonald House this week in St. Louis on the campus of St. John's Mercy Medical Center. Hundreds of families each year will now be able to refresh, relax and support each other at the House while their children are receiving life-saving treatment for conditions such as cancer, heart disease and birth defects. (Photo:...

2010-06-24 08:00:00

GREENWICH, Conn., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant has been named "2010 Chief Executive of the Year," a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of his or her peers. "In order to meet the challenge of feeding the world, Hugh Grant and his team at Monsanto understood early the necessity of building the technologies that would improve agricultural productivity by several orders of magnitude," said J.P. Donlon,...

2005-10-25 14:50:00

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp. customers will soon know that the Big Mac they bought contains almost half their recommended daily fat intake just by looking at the wrapper. In its latest measure to fend off critics that blame the world's largest restaurant company for contributing to a rising incidence of obesity and other health problems, McDonald's on Tuesday said it will start printing nutritional information on the packaging of its food. Information including...

2005-10-25 13:40:00

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp. customers will soon know that the Big Mac they bought contains almost half their recommended daily fat intake just by looking at the wrapper. In its latest measure to fend off critics that blame the world's largest restaurant company for contributing to rising incidents of obesity and other health problems, McDonald's on Tuesday said it will start printing nutritional information on the packaging of its food. Information including calories,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'