Americans are not known for good manners, but I did not think this included nuns. Well at least a group of nuns, who own $2,000 in McDonald's shares, seem prepared to be brazen. Apparently an order called the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia want the fast food Leviathan to confess all regarding the health effects of their menu items on children.
The Sisters will bring the matter up for discussion at the next shareholder meeting. The proxy statement reads:
RESOLVED: Shareholders ask the Board of Directors to issue a report, at reasonable expense and excluding proprietary information, within six months of the 2011 annual meeting, assessing the company's policy responses to public concerns regarding linkages of fast food to childhood obesity, diet-related diseases and other impacts on children's health. Such report should include an assessment of the potential impacts of public concerns and evolving public policy on the company's finances and operations.
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