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. >>>
Corporate irresponsibility over GMOs
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….
Very interesting twist on this issue! In an age where science, evidence and rationality are increasingly being displaced by opinions, faith and popular beliefs, the importance of conducting, promoting & relying upon sound research should not be overlooked. Companies are in a better place to do this, due to the impracticability of undertaking this task as an individual consumer on every issue.
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