Pepsico shareholders in the United States have defeated a move to ban use of sweeteners derived from genetically altered corn in the company's soft drinks. The resolution, filed by Harrington Investments, a California-based social responsibility investment firm, was opposed by 96 per cent of votes polled at the company's annual meeting (AM). In April, shareholders at Coca-Cola rejected an identical proposal put forward by Harrington, which has filed similar resolutions to the AMs of General Mills, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, Quaker Oats and Sara Lee.
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