Chipotle's GMO-Free Stance and Dark Portrayal of Modern Farming Draws Ire of Farmers, Mainstream Media

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The announcement by U.S. restaurant chain Chipotle that it has eliminated all GMOs from its menu (with some exceptions, of course) is drawing major criticism from not only the agriculture and science communities, but the mainstream media. The Washington Post, Bloomberg and TIME were among the outlets that published articles last week denouncing the GMO-free claim. Bloomberg’s health editors noted Chipotle “has done nothing for the public good, and has only capitulated to anti-GMO fervor,” while the Washington Post’s editorial board declared “the anti-GMO lobby has scared people, and burritos can be sold by pandering to these fears.” (Find a list of similar…

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