Mar 11, 2014
The First GMO-Free Restaurant?
Posted on Jul 28, 2013
Chipotle Mexican Grill was the first U.S. restaurant chain to label which of its menu items contained genetically engineered ingredients. Now the company is taking its “food with integrity” approach one step further by trying to eliminate GMO products from its menu.
“We decided last fall that this was something that really mattered to us,” said Chris Arnold, Chipotle’s director of communications. “We don’t have a timeline to become GMO-free, but it is something that is very much in our cross hairs.”
Among the steps the company is taking: replacing the soybean oil used to fry its chips, chicken and vegetables with non-GMO sunflower oil. The chain is also experimenting with non-GMO rice oil in its New York restaurants.
“We are working on the things that are within our control,” Arnold said.
That’s not to say there won’t be challenges along the way, however.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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