Chipotle Spills The Beans: Ingredients Contain GMOsSubmitted by Joseph.Ngo on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 22:18
In a surprising move, the Mexican-style fast food chain Chipotle became the first United States restaurant to explicitly label foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) on its menu.
The controversial technology, which modifies crops’ DNA, increases the quantity and availability of food to the world’s population ― yet some say its impact on human health remains to be seen. Although they have not been on the market long enough to effectively study long-term effects, there has been research that points to possible side effects such as allergies, mental disorders and cancer.
With its “Food With Integrity” slogan, Chipotle Mexican Grill has always touted its food options as healthier than that of other fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Burger King.
“At Chipotle, our vision of Food With Integrity is about serving our customers the best tasting and most healthful ingredients possible, sourced from farmers and ranchers whose practices show respect for animals and the environment,” reads the Ingredients Statement posted on its website.
However, Chipotle is now acknowledging the presence of GMOs in half of the restaurant’s ingredients, labeling them as such on the website’s menu.
There was another post on DP but the title of the source article was misleading so I decided to repost another article with a more appropriate heading.
UPDATE 6/27/13: Link to CNN Video Report.