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Chipotle's junk science on GMOs

Chipotle's junk science on GMOs

    Chipotle's announcement this week that safety compelled it to remove all genetically modified organisms from its food is rooted either in ignorance or in crass profit-seeking at the expense of science. More than two decades of research indicate that GMOs are not only safe for humans and the environment, but also contribute to global sustainability and poverty alleviation. On Monday, Chipotle's website blared that “cultivation of GMOs can damage the environment” and that most studies of GMO safety were paid for by self-interested companies pedaling GMO seeds. Also on Monday, Chief Executive Steve Ells claimed, “It's clear that a lot of...