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Your fast food chipotle.
Which touts its food with integrity slogan is spilling the beans on -- -- greedy it's becoming the very first restaurant to explicitly labeled foods containing genetically modified organisms.
-- -- are causing a lot of controversy as they modified crops DNA to increase the quantity of food.
Joining me now -- -- editor for supermarket guru dot com Phil welcome back to the show so I mean.
The irony of this and what sort of funny about it is that much of the menu is genetically modified what do you make of this.
Absolutely well good news is -- chipotle has always been -- parent.
If you look at their web site night for -- menu items it -- what's organic.
What's local what's GM OR but the reality is that so much of our food is genetically modified and you point out one reason is certainly.
You know we've got better crop yields but also let's not forget that some -- those -- to increase the color of foods naturally.
Or increase the flavor or even the nutritional value of it.
So there's a lot of reasons for.
To -- you think these foods are problematic are you worried about genetically modified foods.
Personally I'm not they've been out there are over twenty years we've seen a lot of data a lot of studies.
You know the world wildlife foundation has come out.
On in favor of them we've seen nature conservatory.
Come out when you look at the pure science.
GM moves or not an issue but it's a very emotional issue for people on especially is -- make my headlines as -- relates to label I have.
Seemed studies though I think there's a French story.
That linked G in those to cancer is that something to worry about -- -- usual study.
I'll I have not seen that study -- -- start there have been all the all the studies that I've seen have not show any health benefit.
Drawbacks or any nutritional drawbacks to it.
OK let's put -- where these GM hunter found on the chipotle menu.
Barbara cut chicken chipotle -- minute -- Tom -- -- vegetables I don't know if I can even make it through this segment because I'd love chipotle -- So a lot of foods contain them brown white -- -- tortillas if you're gonna eat there you -- -- -- If you're gonna need anywhere if you're gonna go into the supermarket.
Com and and buy any food you're gonna see GM most keep in mind over 90% of -- 90% of -- You mentioned rice a lot of error Arab crops -- GMO.
Com and also let's not forget that one on the other reasons that are pro -- -- is being able to grow food in areas of the world.
Where food was not able to be grown before could have lack of water.
Porn nutrients in the soil there's a lot of reasons for this but also one key point to always remember.
Even if it's not being labeled like chipotle if you buy something -- certified USDA organic it may not have Jim -- so.
That's -- -- a little anyway.
If you want -- -- GM does look for the USDA label organic that's very that's very true and a good point to make here.
I'm wondering if more -- are gonna follow it more chains are gonna -- -- suit here will we see more more these.
She got stores outlets will will retail stores for example start spending more time labeling foods as GM now.
Well first when it comes to restaurants absolutely if chipotle and so far.
They say that they haven't seen any difference in sales if their sales do not -- absolutely.
Because it's it's the same thing that they did with livestock.
Being able to have you know -- the proper conditions for animals hogs in particular its transparency it's what everybody wants to do wonderful world.
Now it's different when it comes to supermarkets.
Because again they're not in total control of the food that's really more of the manufacturers.
And again rely on certified organic if that's what you're looking for I think it's going to be too costly and too cumbersome.
To label every food on whether or not it has.
Jim Mozilla in fact in Brazil they actually did that -- saw no change in customer shopping behavior even -- netlabel.
-- -- -- Well if you if you want to eat it chipotle she amount free yet keep the beans that she's the guacamole the leather -- salsa and sour cream so all the topic that's okay -- me out like that stuff.
Phil thanks for coming on -- a Margarito.
I'm -- I'm so glad you brought that up they can deal with the fact that that.
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