Why Chipotle Should Be Banned Essay

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I chose the article What Does Chipotle’s ‘Ban’ on Genetically Modified Foods Really Mean by Tanya Lewis. This article is reliable because it was made only two years. It is also reliable because I found other articles supporting this information. This article is about a fast food chain’s decision to omit most genetically modified foods, including its reasons behind the ban. This article is about Chipotle banning genetically modified ingredients from its food. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination. Genetically modifying an organism involves inserting genes from …show more content…

Their first reason is that scientists are still studying the long-term implications (long term effects of an action) of GMOs. The second reason for the ban is that the foods can damage the environment. Finally, its third reason is that Chipotle should be a place where people can eat food made with non-GMO ingredients. As GMO foods are not required to be labeled as genetically engineered, Chipotle wants its customers to know that its food is GMO free. However, many experts say the foods that contain GMOs that are currently grown in the United States are no more hazardous than traditionally grown foods. Gregory Jaffe, director of biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (a consumer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.) said that foods made from currently approved genetically modified crops are safe to eat. Alfalfa, corn, cotton, papaya, soybeans, squash, sugar beets, and zucchini are eight currently genetically modified crops grown widely in the United States. Foods containing GMOs are tough to avoid because GM crops are found in processed foods such as high-fructose corn syrup, canola oil and soybean oil. In the past, Chipotle

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