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Chipotle takes genetically modified foods off menus: ‘A lot of research is still needed’

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:28 PM
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fast-food chain Chipotle said Monday it had crossed off food made with genetically modified organisms (GMO) from its menus, saying they haven’t been proven safe for consumption and the environment.

“There is a lot of debate about genetically modified foods,” said Steve Ells, Chipotle’s founder, chairman and co-chief executive, in a statement.





“Though many countries have already restricted or banned the use of GMO crops, it’s clear that a lot of research is still needed before we can truly understand all of the implications of widespread GMO cultivation and consumption,” he said.

“While that debate continues, we decided to move to non-GMO ingredients.”


I'm not a fan of Chipotle and their fake Mexican fast food but I will eat there because they at least have entertained the question that much more research needs to be done on GMO foods.
I totally understand the corporate quest for more and more profits thru control of the food chain thru agricultural shortcuts; but at the cost of the national health ?

I just don't trust Monsanto, when they even have a campaign to outlaw the fair labeling of the BS they put into the food we eat and wheather or not it was genitally modified.

I hope more Restaurants and food distributes will follow Chipotle's lead.

Much of Europe has already said no to GMO and Monsanto.

www.anh-europe.org...




posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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I read something recently on ATS (A search should find it i'm just to lazy)
Where an Ex-monsanto employee blew the whistle on their entire divisions dedicated to deception in the scientific community. The division apparently takes real studies on their products, and warps them to fit the needs. Or prodcues fake science.

I could be remembering that wrong, Theres been lots of time to study gmo yet there is next to nothing that isnt from monsanto (or their ilk).



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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You mean this thread?

Yeah I'm not surprised that more and more companies are going GMO Free.

Although in this case yes, because it's probably more expensive to source inventory that's non GMO.

Good Guy Chipotle apparently..

~Tenth



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Much of Europe has already said no to GMO and Monsanto.

The European Union has just this month devolved all decisions on importing and selling GM food to member states.

And if you can please forgive me for being a little off-topic, right now in the UK, GM food products are banned, but as an FYI for any UK members reading this, and with the general election in two weeks, here's a list of the different parties intentions:

Labour - Intend to allow the sale and import of GM food with no vote in Parliament
Conservatives - Intend to allow the sale and import of GM food with no vote in Parliament
Lib-Democrats - Intend to allow the sale and import of GM food with no vote in Parliament
Scottish Nationals - Campaign to continue the ban on GM food
Plaid Cymru - Campaign to continue the ban on GM food
Greens - Campaign to continue the ban on GM food
UKIP - Calling for a free vote of MP's to make the decision



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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I'm glad that they did this for two reasons. First, I love non GMO. Forget the health aspects, organic just tastes better. Mmmmmmm.

Second, it gives the sciency types something else to go crazy over. Call me evil, but every time I hear someone lose their minds over things being non GMO or organic, calling it "woo" and "pseudoscience", it just makes my day.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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I can understand the anger towards Monsanto, but what about Pioneer Hi-Bred International is based in Johnston, Iowa. Pioneer is a subsidiary of DuPont (not publicly traded). Syngenta AG is based in Basel, Switzerland. Dow Agrosciences is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. . BASF is based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Bayer Cropscience is based in Monheim, Germany. Bayer Cropscience is a subsidiary of Bayer. Aqua Bounty is based in Waltham, Massachusetts. They develop improved fish for aquaculture, and are close to obtaining approval for the first biotech animal for food production. ArborGen LLC is based in Summerville, South Carolina. Arcadia Biosciences is based in Davis, California. Exelixis is based in South San Francisco, California. Mendel Biotechnology is based in Hayward, California. They have developed a yield-increasing trait in soybeans using genetic engineering. Targeted Growth, Inc. is based in Seattle, Washington. Florigene Pty Ltd, based in Victoria, is a subsidiary of Suntory Group in Tokyo, Japan. Their research focuses on introducing new colors into ornamental flowers and have produced the world’s first purple carnations and the first true blue rose. Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. is based in Summerland, British Columbia. They work on tree-fruit traits, and are currently pursuing deregulation of their non-browing apple. Performance Plants, Inc. is based in Kingston, Ontario. They conduct research on abiotic stress and yield, and biofuel-related traits. SemBioSys is based in Calgary, Alberta. They work on pharmaceutical traits and are developing GLA-rich safflower oil. Metahelix Life Sciences Pvt Ltd is based in Karnataka. They own Dhaanya Seeds. Evogene is based in Rehovot. Protalix is based in Carmiel. They conduct research on producing therapeutical proteins in plant cells. Genetwister Technologies B.V. is based in Wageningen. They use functional genomics and expression profiling to discover important genes in plants. KeyGene is based in Wageningen. Founded by several large Netherlands seed companies, it is a cooperative research group that conducts genomic research on plant genetics. One of the crops they work on is aphid-resistant lettuce. They also have a US office in Maryland. Pannar Seed International, based in Greytown, South Africa, is also venturing into biotechnology.

That is a whole bunch of GMO companies that are not Monsanto so is it just Monsanto or is it GMO that is the issue>

As far as Chipotle goes, good for them I guess. I think I have only eaten there 4 times in my lifetime their decision will not make me go there anytime soon but it will not deter me either.

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:07 PM
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I have no illusions that biotech won't eventually swamp the marketplace with GM products/food of everything we put into our bodies. The corporations and bureaucracies will ultimately control every aspect of our "lives"...

I feel blessed that I don't have any children or grandchildren to watch as the US slides into the dystopian future that Orwell and many others warned us about. Only something of biblical proportions can stop this juggernaut of complete control over the species.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:07 PM
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You can Never know the long term effects until its to late!

We need to work With Nature
not against it.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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Are you just referring to the US? Many of those companies are in other countries such as Austrailia, Netherlands, Japan, South Africa, Canada, and Germany. I probably missed a few.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Are you just referring to the US? Many of those companies are in other countries such as Austrailia, Netherlands, Japan, South Africa, Canada, and Germany. I probably missed a few.


No, as I peer into my crystal ball, and the images become clear; the global corporate elite will control everything and everyone, even into the realm of human reproduction and mind control. The warning signs are already apparent.....


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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China is already working on that one.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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I am not a huge fan of their food, but I love the fact they are listening to consumers and offering healthier, GMO free food. As a softball coach and father I have seen the teenagers switch from McDonalds and Burger King to Chick Filet and Chipotle. My daughter won't even eat at a fast food place anymore unless it is one of the healthier alternatives. Good for Chipotle for doing the right thing in this case.
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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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I just don't trust Monsanto, when they even have a campaign to outlaw the fair labeling of the BS they put into the food we eat and wheather or not it was genitally modified.


I am really sorry but genitally modified just made me roar!


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: Jonjonj



I just don't trust Monsanto, when they even have a campaign to outlaw the fair labeling of the BS they put into the food we eat and wheather or not it was genitally modified.


I am really sorry but genitally modified just made me roar!



I hear ya...and this spell check makes me want to puke.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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Well, there you go the more people that speak up the more these companies may consider going free of what the public distrusts. Despite companies going free of GMO, as always, put some research into it.

Speaking of these changes, funny how Pepsi is dropping aspartame now but not for a much better alternative. Don't think their choice as an alternative is going to sit well either.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
I am not a huge fan of their food, but I love the fact they are listening to consumers and offering healthier, GMO free food.


The food is healthier, but GMO-free has nothing to do with it. And every human food is genetically modified other than maybe wild fish.

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
I just don't trust Monsanto, when they even have a campaign to outlaw the fair labeling of the BS they put into the food we eat and wheather or not it was genitally modified.





posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: mbkennel

originally posted by: Metallicus
I am not a huge fan of their food, but I love the fact they are listening to consumers and offering healthier, GMO free food.


The food is healthier, but GMO-free has nothing to do with it. And every human food is genetically modified other than maybe wild fish.


I will take nature over the man-made, manipulated stuff.

It makes me feel better so it is better.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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Frankly, all the rest of the processed crap in their food is probably just as bad for you.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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Your options are rather limited, then. Most meat, fruit and vegetables are off limits for you.



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