The U.K. grocer has recommended its shareholders pass on William Morrison Supermarkets' bid, and instead await developments. The recommendation comes after five potential suitors entered the bidding war.
The fear of biotech foods is growing, which some experts say is led by Europe's moratorium and China's about-face on genetically-engineered foods. It remains to be seen if consumers around the world will be influenced by countries' aversion to biotechnology.
The obesity lawsuit dismissal was based on lack of evidence that McDonald's hid information about its ingredients. Federal District Court Judge Robert W. Sweeney said the case raised challenging issues, and it had the potential to create similar suits. The judge also dismissed claims that McDonald's food is addictive.
Nutritionists, dieticians and food experts find that some consumers believe eating better food is inherently more expensive. Experts also say removing meat as the primary focus of a meal, and using it as a condiment or flavoring can spread the use of meat and make meals more nutritious.