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Good News - Food - Who Is Copying Paul Newman?

Actor Paul Newman's food company, Newman's Own, got its start in the actor's basement with a homemade salad dressing he gave to friends as gifts.

Today the company is a manufacturing empire, with every penny of after-tax profits going to charity. Last week, it announced that it surpassed $300 million in donations since its founding in 1982.

Newman’s Own offers more than 100 varieties of all-natural food and beverage products, which include salad dressings, pasta sauces, salsas, popcorn, lemonade, and thin & crispy frozen pizza and cookies.

The charitable mission of Newman’s Own was expressed by Paul in the company's motto: “Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good.” Thousands of charities have benefitted over the 28 years.

"When people would thank Paul for his charitable giving, he would always reply that he didn't think he was doing anything special," said Robert Forrester, president of Newman's Own Foundation. "He believed that the real thanks should go to those people who work every day to make ours and the future's a better world. For Paul, it was a privilege to be just one among these many. That's how we all feel today as we carry on this unique and wonderful philanthropic legacy." (via Good News Network)

READ FULL STORY in USA Today

Editor's note:  Your Healthy Planet.com is one organization that is following int Newman's Own footsteps.  In addition to plowing almost 70% of all advertising revenue back into our member's businesses and organizations 100% of profits will go to the Sustainable Chilcren's Fund to build and manage holistic education centers that we call Living Learning Centers, or to fund and support existing aligned non-profit groups.

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