Chipotle first to go 100% GMO Free!!!

The free market victories against the biotech industry are coming at a rapid pace now, and the latest announcement is a real game changer: Chipotle Mexican Grill has outright rejected all GMOs and, as of today, is now serving all non-GMO ingredients in its foods.

"When it comes to our food, genetically modified ingredients don't make the cut," says an official announcement on the Chipotle website. "The food we serve should be made with ingredients raised with care for animals, farmers, and the environment. We're doubtful that the GMO ingredients that used to be in our food meet these criteria."

This is another step toward the visions….

……we have of changing the way people think about and eat fast food… Just because food is served fast doesn't mean it has to be made with cheap raw ingredients, highly processed with preservatives and fillers and stabilizers and artificial colors and flavors.

"While some studies have shown GMOs to be safe, most of this research was funded by companies that sell GMO seeds and did not evaluate long-term effects," says the Chipotle website. "Evidence suggests that GMOs engineered to produce pesticides or withstand powerful chemical herbicides damage beneficial insect populations and create herbicide resistant super-weeds."

I don't normally eat at fast food chains…….

…..but I'm now going to make it a point to visit a Chipotle soon and check out what they have to offer.

If you happen to see me chowing down at a Chipotle restaurant in Austin, Texas, don't be surprised… (and yeah, it's totally cool to say hi!)

Why switching to 100% non-GMO is a remarkable achievement

In order to help you appreciate the difficulty of going 100% non-GMO, allow me to share some of what's involved in this.

Sourcing non-GMO ingredients requires a tremendous supply line effort involving non-GMO certification and documentation, complex raw materials acquisition logistics, and laboratory testing of raw materials to ensure they are indeed free of genetically engineered ingredients.

None of this is easy to accomplish…..

……..and it all requires a concerted effort (and additional cost). "Ridding the supply chain of genetically altered components is difficult," reports the New York Times.

"They lurk in baking powder, cornstarch and a variety of ingredients used as preservatives, coloring agents and added vitamins, as well as in commodities like canola and soy oils, corn meal and sugar." GMOs are "lurking" even in many popular vitamins, protein powders and some superfoods!

Almost anything made from corn…….

……..maltodextrin, corn starch, corn syrup and even ascorbic acid — is largely derived from genetically engineered corn.

That's why sourcing foods made without GMOs is no walk in the park. It adds complexity and cost to the sourcing of those foods, and at times it can cause supply line shortages. On the flip side, however, it also creates enormous profit opportunities for farmers who wish to grow non-GMO foods.

The demand for non-GMO crops is now at an all-time high…..

……in America, and more and more farmers and learning that they can earn far more revenue by ditching biotech seeds and growing organic or non-GMO crops instead.

As Chipotle rises, McDonald's falls

The timing of this announcement by Chipotle is notable, as it coincides with McDonald's declaring another miserable quarter of falling revenues and plummeting market share.

McDonald's is in desperation mode, scrambling to try to figure out why fewer and fewer people want to eat its factory-processed, genetically modified, artificially-flavored "fake foods."

The idea that consumers might be informed…….

…….enough to make holistic choices about food ingredients, food supply lines, the ethical treatment of animals and even the ecological costs of certain ingredients (such as palm oil) seems to absolutely baffle McDonald's executives. They appear to be stuck in the 1950's, believing that food marketing is all about social engineering — children's playgrounds and emotional marketing slogans — rather than the food itself.

What McDonald's has yet to realize…….

……is that food awareness is skyrocketing everywhere, in large thanks to the very same independent media outlets that McDonald's can't control (like Natural News). With independent organizations like Natural News now owning and operating its own high-level food forensics laboratories, the scrutiny of food can no longer be controlled by corporations doing things like pressuring universities or the FDA to remain silent about food toxins and contaminants.

The age of independent laboratory scrutiny of foods is now upon us…

……..and food transparency will be forced into the open, even as fast food corporations like McDonald's would likely prefer to keep their food composition a secret. Imagine what will happen when independent labs across the alternative media universe upgrade their laboratories to test for pesticides, hormones or even glyphosate contamination!

At that point, factory food companies like McDonald's will have their full chemical composition publicly revealed for the entire world to see. And it won't take long for consumers to see why restaurants like Chipotle are a far healthier choice.

Watch the sleazebags of biotech now attack Chipotle

Now that Chipotle has taken a courageous and game-changing stance against GMOs, we're all going to get to enjoy the entertainment of watching the "biotech sleazebag brigade" roll out its contrived attacks on Chipotle and anyone who endorses them.

Increasingly, no one believes the biotech smear campaigns anymore. People who try to defend glyphosate, GMOs, atrazine, pesticides and mercury in vaccines only discredit themselves. The public is waking up, and they aren't stupid. They know that GMOs are toxic, glyphosate is destructive to the environment, mercury in vaccines causes harm to children and, above all, corporations and the mainstream media are lying to them.

Visit Chipotle this week and tell them why!

To celebrate this mass awakening, I'm now suggesting that everybody rush out to Chipotle this week and enjoy a non-GMO meal there. While you're there, ask to speak to the manager of the restaurant and tell them you are a customer because of their rejection of GMOs.

Let 'em know as long as they take a leadership position in clean food, you will continue to reward them with your business. Vote with your dollars. Punish the poison-pushing corporations like McDonald's, Kellogg's and General Mills by simply denying them your business. Reward honorable, ethical companies like Chipotle, Nature's Path and One Degree Organic Foods by purchasing their products.

article taken word for word (with some deleted paragraphs for conciseness) from and article I ran across on Natural News

 

~stay healthy~

 

click here or photo below for all my articles in "Eat Smart"

Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required

"Body", (Part 38)
a.k.a. "Brick House"
(....the Abs Slideshow)

 


 

Men's Health: African-American Men at Higher Risk of False Positives in Prostate Testing

 

Portuguese Chicken
and Potatoes

 

ESPN "Body" Issue 2016
Behind the scenes with Olympic Fencer Nzingha Prescod

 

Almond Flour Pancakes
with Huckleberries/Blueberries

 

Health and Safety Tips When Deciding to get a Tattoo

 

My Top 10 Health and Healing Benefits of the Coconut

 

15 Minute
Mandarin-Avocado
"Buddha Bowl"

 

Food For Thought.....
Why I'm taking " A Knee"
against the Medical Industry

 

"Clean Eating" Mango Bread

 

"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Spend the Night"
Valencia Lounge Hostel, Spain
Menu: Spanish/Portuguese Recipes

 

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa

 

The AMAZING Superfood
"Black Seeds"
..one of the most powerful Superfoods

 

Summer Glow
"Buddha Bowl"

 

Dinner and a Movie:
"Mississippi Masala"
Menu: "Mixed Masala" Dinners

 

Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

 

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Stephanie Person, Age 50 !!!
Nutrition Coach

 

Pesto and Roasted Tomato Omlette

 

Men's Health:
Nutrients for Male Vitality
and Well Being (Part 3)

 

Tortillitas de Camarones
(Spanish Shrimp Fritters)

 

"The Adventures of Lee Litumbe"
(Part 2)
"A Family Affair"

 

Spanish Paella
(....made healthy)

 

Mens Health: New Studies Reveal the Importance of Zinc in Maintaining Prostate Health

 

Easy Japanese Chicken
Yakitori Skewers

 

"Ballet, something pure in this Crazy World" --Misty Copeland

 

Baked Egg Breakfast Skillet

 

"A Brand New Ending"
...the most inspiring 5 minutes
I ever had on the Web!!!

 

Grilled Chicken
Greek Souvlaki Bowls"

 

Food Based Hair Treaments
Part II
(....a "Boho" inspired article")

 

See all articles in "The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
(The Art of Food)

 

See all articles in "Eat Smart"
(The Science of Food)

 

(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ''Raging Against the Machine''
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

 

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks



Kim's "Nutritionally Well"





THE PAST ON A PLATE
Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my 'Dinner and a Movie' and "Wanderlust Food Diaries' articles.



 

 

 

Search