Chipotle’s Unlike Monsanto According To Whom?
Chipotle Mexican Grill says it Was served a grand jury subpoena over a Norovirus outbreak in Boston. The subpoena is connected to a criminal investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Food and Drug Administration over an outbreak of the virus.
Chipotle’s Unlike Monsanto? Why?
More than 500 people were sickened after eating in a Chipotle restaurant in the last half of 2015. This action is the latest setback for the restaurant chain which expects a drop of 14.65 in same sales stores in the 4th quarter.
This was predictable. Chipotle themselves told us this in its SEC Filing:
We may be at a higher risk for food-borne illness outbreaks than some competitors due to our use of fresh produce and meats rather than frozen, and our reliance on employees cooking with traditional methods rather than automation”
Of course this has not resulted in conspiracy theorists blaming the publicity on opportunism as Chipotle’s unlike Monsanto, the face of GMO products, because we’ve been told so. This in spite of the fact plenty of restaurants use non-GMO products the same as Chipotle and no one is getting sick. Freebirds and Qdoba are just like Chipotle and both use organic foods, grass-fed beef, etc. Amy’s is considered one of the top 10 best organic fast food places in America. Burgerville only uses organic ingredients, from their meat to the veggies to their cheese.
For some reason, people want to assume Chipotle’s unlike Monsanto. Chipotle could no doubt be just as as evil and morally bankrupt as Monsanto. We the public really have no idea. It’s not like Chipotle is healthy.
Corporations like Monsanto are more concerned with the DowDupont merger and ChemChina going after Syngenta than they are in trying to poison people at Chipotle just to ruin their name. One restaurant chain serving non-GMO food is not going to hurt the revenues of a company like Monsanto.