Unless you live a very secluded life, you’ve undoubtedly caught wind of the controversy surrounding the labeling of GMOs. Let’s delve deeper into this contentious issue, and find out why proponents are so adamant that labeling GMOs is the right thing to do.
In order to understand why so many are up in arms about labeling them, it’s important to understand what GMOs are, exactly. GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” The term refers to food with genes that have been tampered with in a laboratory.
Since its inception in the early 1990s, Colorado-based restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has carved out a niche for itself among health-conscious and sustainability-minded consumers.
It has become quite successful by filling a previously under-served market: those who wanted convenient, nutritious food at reasonable prices, and didn’t want to feel guilty for eating it.
Unlike lots of fast food burger chains where the less you know about what you are eating, the better, Chipotle has decided to offer transparency in place of the smokescreens put up by other chains, and pursuing a percentage of sustainably sourced meats and produce instead of always opting for the cheap, but often environmentally disastrous ingredients found on most fast food menus.