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Shareholders Lend Support to Green Century Proposal Urging McDonald’s* to Prevent Development of Antibiotic-Resistant “Superbugs” in its Supply Chains

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate,, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director,, 802-299-9495 Boston, June 2, 2023 – Shareholders have weighed in on a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century° and the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas, asking McDonald’s to establish a more ambitious policy to eliminate use of medically important antibiotics in its…

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McDonald’s* Moo-ves on from Routine Antibiotic Use in Beef

McDonald’s made its meals happier this week by announcing the formal adoption of a policy to restrict medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. McDonald’s will begin by monitoring antibiotic use in its top ten beef sourcing markets across the globe and use that data to set reduction targets for reducing on-farm medically important antibiotic use by the end of 2020.

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Poultry Progress, But Where’s the Beef?

The rampant misuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture is creating drug-resistant bacteria that are harming public health and threatening modern medicine as we know it. Your favorite hamburger joint is probably serving beef that is contributing to the crisis. A report released this week, “Chain Reaction: How Top Restaurants Rate on Reducing Antibiotic Use in…

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