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Tell Coke: Listen to Shareholders and Take BPA Out of Cans

At a recent Coca-Cola shareholder meeting, one-quarter of the company's shareholders approved a resolution that would remove the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) from can linings. BPA has been linked to a host of health problems, everything from heart disease to reproductive disorders to cancers. The chemical is registered as "toxic" in Canada, and it's banned in baby bottles in several countries. Never the less, BPA remains in much of our food supply.

Despite the fact that mant shareholders want BPA-free can liners, Coke executives say the company's soda packaging is safe, and they refuse to look for safer alternatives to BPA.

Coke, it's time to pay attention to science, consumer health, and 25 percent of your own shareholders. It's time to find an alternative to BPA.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • SVP of Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
    Sonya Soutus
  • Ethics Office, Coca Cola Enterprises
    Ethics Office

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