SARA LEE SHAREHOLDERS TURN BACK BID TO BAN GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS

CHICAGO (FNS) -- Sara Lee Corp. shareholders continued the trend at food company annual meetings of defeating stockholder proposals to ban genetically engineered ingredients or to label such products.At a recent meeting here, a proposal submitted by Harrington Investments, Napa, Calif., and supported by a speaker from Greenpeace, to remove genetically engineered ingredients from all Sara Lee products

CHICAGO (FNS) -- Sara Lee Corp. shareholders continued the trend at food company annual meetings of defeating stockholder proposals to ban genetically engineered ingredients or to label such products.

At a recent meeting here, a proposal submitted by Harrington Investments, Napa, Calif., and supported by a speaker from Greenpeace, to remove genetically engineered ingredients from all Sara Lee products and to label such products as an interim step drew applause from the audience, but o

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