December 12, 2015

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE:

Was Chipotle too busy avoiding the fake dangers of GMOs to focus on actual food safety? (Timothy B. Lee, December 12, 2015, Vox)

[S]tudy after study has found that GMO foods are perfectly safe. While genetically modified food sounds scary to a lot of people, it's been widely available in the United States for about two decades with no apparent ill effects.

So rather than pandering to groundless fears about GMO safety, Chipotle would have served its customers better by focusing on the very real dangers of food tainted with E. coli, norovirus, or salmonella. Theoretically, it should be able to do both, of course, but like any organization Chipotle has limited resources. A dollar it spends guarding against the overblown threat of GMOs is a dollar it can't devote to preventing actual health problems.

Posted by at December 12, 2015 1:20 PM

  

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