This opinion piece provides a contrarian point of view about the recent move by Chipotles to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from its menu. The writer suggests that, far from being a move toward corporate responsibility, the restaurant chain’s move embodies a socially irresponsible anti-scientific stance. >>>
This milestone in the history of fast-food scruples (and of advertising) is also a noteworthy cultural development: the systematic incorporation of anti-scientific attitudes into corporate branding strategies. There is no credible evidence that ingesting a plant that has been swiftly genetically modified in a lab has a different health outcome than ingesting a plant that has been slowly genetically modified through selective breeding….