Chipotle is G-M-Over It!

Chipotle has made the announcement that they are removing GMOs (genetically modified ingredients) from their food, making the Mexican restaurant the first national fast food chain to do so. The ingredients replaced are corn, used in corn and flour tortillas, and soy, used in cooking oil and flour tortillas. 93% of corn grown last year in the US was genetically modified, including 76% that is herbicide resistant and produces pesticides. 94% of soy grown in the US last year was created to resist the pesticide glyphosate – also known as RoundUp, Rodeo, and Pondmaster.

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Chipotle Stops Serving Pork at Many Outlets

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the food chain that has always had a strong commitment to responsibly sourcing ingredients, has halted serving pork (carnitas) at hundreds of its restaurants. A supplier to about a third of the chain's outlets has violated their "responsibly raised" standards, discovered during a routine check. The violations were primarily in connection to housing for the animals, mandated by Chipotle to be humane, with access to the outdoors, and barring use of cramped pens.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Chipotle No GMO
04/28/2015
Chipotle has made the announcement that they are removing GMOs (genetically modified ingredients) from their food, making the Mexican restaurant the first national fast food chain to do so. The... read more
chipotle restaurant sign and logo
01/15/2015
Chipotle Mexican Grill, the food chain that has always had a strong commitment to responsibly sourcing ingredients, has halted serving pork (carnitas) at hundreds of its restaurants. A supplier to... read more
Chipotle No GMO
04/28/2015
Chipotle has made the announcement that they are removing GMOs (genetically modified ingredients) from their food, making the Mexican restaurant the first national fast food chain to do so. The... read more
chipotle restaurant sign and logo
01/15/2015
Chipotle Mexican Grill, the food chain that has always had a strong commitment to responsibly sourcing ingredients, has halted serving pork (carnitas) at hundreds of its restaurants. A supplier to... read more