Chipotle’s GMO Catch-22

Published on: 18:58PM Oct 29, 2015

 

Chipotle has wrapped itself into a giant GMO-free pickle. We want to help Chipotle (of course we do!), so we’re urging you to sign a petition asking Chipotle to ban beef and pork from its menu.

You read that right. Since Chipotle dropped GMO foods from its menu after the World Health Organization declared glyphosate a “probable carcinogen,” we think it’s only logical Chipotle drop beef and pork since the WHO lumped red meat into the same “probable” cancer-causing category.

Yes, that would make Chipotle’s burritos vegetarian. And that’s the Catch-22. Chipotle can either cease with the uppity anti-GMO nonsense, or they can be consistent and eliminate beef and pork, too. Go ahead, sign the petition and leave a comment for Chipotle CEO Steve Ells.

 

Meat Eaters Yawn At WHO

Judging by the headlines announcing the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer report that says we’re all gonna die from bacon, brats and burgers, you might suspect meat marketers would be worried. Not so much.

Writing for Forbes, Geoff Williams says it seems “if your company sells a lot of meat, you can continue with your business plan. No need to start thinking about starting a business specializing in kumquats or celery.”

Vegans may have momentarily gloated over the WHO report, but meat eaters mostly yawned.

 

Cheers, Mate!

Australian settlers liked to drink, and that’s the root of the Australian accent, according to one of the country’s speech experts. Dean Frenkel, a tutor and lecturer at Victoria University in Melbourne, said while it also had origins in Aboriginal, English, Irish and German, the Australian accent is partly a result of their ancestor’s love of alcohol. Writing in The Age, Mr Frenkel said: “The Australian alphabet cocktail was spiked by alcohol. Our forefathers regularly got drunk together and through their frequent interactions unknowingly added an alcoholic slur to our national speech patterns.” G’day.

 

No Farm Aid For Bullfighting

European Union lawmakers have declared their opposition to using farm subsidies to raise cattle for bullfighting. In a vote Wednesday that was high in symbolism but had little direct impact, the EU parliament approved an amendment to a budgetary report to say that EU money "should not be used for the financing of lethal bullfighting activities." It passed on a 438-199 vote with 50 abstentions.