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Twitter Reaction Swift to Chipotle’s No-GMO Announcement

Controversy has been fast and furious regarding fast food chain Chipotle’s announcement that it is now using only non-GMO ingredients in its food. Chipotle is the first major U.S. restaurant chain to do so.
“There is a lot of debate about genetically modified foods,” Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells says in a statement announcing the move.
“Though many countries have already restricted or banned the use of GMO crops, it’s clear that a lot of research is still needed before we can truly understand all of the implications of widespread GMO cultivation and consumption. While that debate continues, we decided to move to non-GMO ingredients.”
But the fast food chain has been criticized heavily for the move in print and online, as many say it is simply a marketing tactic that will only increase misunderstanding of GM technology and further promote pseudoscience.