Taking The Biscuit
Kraft has agreed to acquire 150-year-old British chocolate manufacturer Cadbury’s in a share transaction worth £11.5m sparking fears that the company’s ethos will be compromised.
Kraft has agreed to acquire 150-year-old British chocolate manufacturer Cadbury’s in a share transaction worth £11.5m sparking fears that the company’s ethos will be compromised. "The deal ends more than more than 150 years of independence for the maker of Dairy Milk, which will now be subsumed within the world's second-biggest food company. Kraft Foods, which also makes Toblerone, will take over Cadbury with an offer worth 840 pence a share. Cadbury's board is now unanimously recommending its shareholders back the bid, after dismissing the initial approach from Kraft as ‘derisory’. Roger Carr, chairman of Cadbury, said: ‘We believe the offer represents good value for Cadbury shareholders and are pleased with the commitment that Kraft Foods has made to our heritage, values and people throughout the world. We will now work with the Kraft Foods' management to ensure the continued success and growth of the business for the benefit of our customers, consumers and employees.’"
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A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
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- Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
- Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
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- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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