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Chipotle’s claim of reduced GMO use crumbles under scrutiny

| | October 24, 2013
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Dana Liebelson of Mother Jones investigates Chipotle’s claims of  reducing the use of GMOs and using locally sourced, organic ingredients. She reports that these claims aren’t completely factual.

According to its website, most of Chipotle’s products contain genetically modified organisms (GMO), which accelerate the pesticides arms race and have not been adequately tested for long-term health effects. Chipotle has taken the laudable step of publicly backing GMO labeling and aiming to “eliminate GMOs from Chipotle’s ingredients”—but the restaurant isn’t there yet. According to Chipotle’s website, all soy bean oil and corn products contain GMOs. That doesn’t sound so bad, except that Chipotle chicken, steak, fajita vegetables, rice, tortilla chips, and tortillas all contain one or both of these items.

Read the full, original story here: “Behind the Burrito: 5 Things Chipotle’s Ads Don’t Tell You”

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