Panera Bread, I want to thank you for becoming a healthier restaurant to stop at when I am driving across the country and I see one of your retail locations. It is wonderful that you plan to remove all additives, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup from the food on your menu by 2016, but what about GMOs?
Despite what some may say, genetically modified foods have not yet been proven safe. As the World Health Organization, and over 300,000 doctors and health professionals from Argentina have recently explained, glyphosate resides are showing up at all levels of our food chain.
These chemicals cause cancer, reproductive issues, liver problems, and more. Surely, while you are making the responsible move of removing other carcinogenic and obesity-causing additives from your menu, you can consider removing GM foods as well.
Read: Pepsi Removes Artificial Sweetener Aspartame from Diet Pepsi
We know that you want to beat out competition like McDonald’s that is increasingly becoming a dinosaur in the fast-food industry for failure to respond to consumer demand for healthier menu items.
We know you want to compete with companies like Chipotle who have seen a surge in stock prices for using organic produce, reducing the use of factory farmed chicken and beef, and avoiding GMO ingredients.
We know that if you care enough to remove additives, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup from the food’s you serve, you also wouldn’t want to give your customers food that is full of Bt toxins, a registered pesticide, and GM food which is known to have higher levels of pesticides.
Surely you realize that GM foods are about as ‘artificial’ as it comes, since the seed is altered from its very DNA, and with not a single risk-assessment ever conducted on the crazy concoctions that come out of the biotech’s lab.
Panera, we applaud your decision to provide healthier food to people everywhere, but let’s step it up to remain competitive in a market where people are waking up to the realities of their food. Say no to GMOs!
Sign the petition to ask Panera Bread to remove GMOs: http://www.thepetitionsite.
Post on Panera Bread’s Facebook Page and ask them to remove GMOs too:www.facebook.com/panerabread
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24 thoughts on “Panera to Remove All Artificial Ingredients by 2016 – But What About GMOs?”
They are smart enough to know that gmos are safe and will keep using them. Go Panera!!
Mr. Monsanto Roberts, GMO’s are not safe. So is the rest of the world crazy for wanting to ban these items. I am sure you touted your company’s roundup herbicide so safe you could drink it like water. Well the world has done a reversal on glyphosate, and soon the world will be turning its back on GMO crap your company puts out. Panera will see what chipotle did and the market will put your company out of business, Mr. Monsanto Roberts.
Who is the rest of the world that has banned gmos? Please list them. From your comment the United States would be the only place in the world where they are found. Is your position so weak that you must continually lie? As stated before my company was in business long before gmos and will be as long as there are farmers. Must be sad to lose every argument.
I am still waiting for you to win a few arguments. Do you not read the headlines of some of the articles on this website. Yes the rest of the world is moving away from GMO no matter how much you disagree. The world is moving away from GMO’s and your company’s bottom line will suffer. Your industry will move in decline. It is only a matter of time.
Strange how our crop keeps disappearing, the corn domestically, and the beans on cargo ships. Tell us all who the rest of the world is Mikey, I mean Johnny.
I wish you could introduce me to this Johnny. But then again you keep labeling me as Johnny. See how easy it is to Label. Now please just get your master to Label their product honestly and openly so we know what we are eating. What was that you said we dont have a right to know what we are eating? Please give us that one again about none of us have a right to know what we are eating. Please dont make the readers of this website wait to hear again how we dont have a right to know what we are eating, Mr. Monsanto Roberts
64 countries require GMO labeling. Others have wisely banned GMOs. Hungary’s govt, e.g., BURNED the existing GMO fields and BANNED that pathogenic filth. These facts and more can easily be found by anyone who uses his own bootstraps and takes self-responsibility to do some work and research instead of being lazy and unpatriotic and waiting for an info handout from an informed person. – Unpatriotic? Yes. Monsanto (and Dow, Syngenta, BASF, etc.) are deliberately, knowingly putting poison in our food via Roundup and the GE process per se. GMO diets cause cancer, diabetes, kidney and liver failure, heart and lung problems, brain dysfunction, reproductive problems, permanently damaged DNA, etc., and DEATH. Monsanto et al. are murderers.
Funny how you only named Hungary. They banned the growing of gmos, but not the use of them. So, I guess you really can’t name any.
Despite what some may say, genetically modified foods have not yet been proven safe.
Despite what some may say, genetically modified foods have been shown to be as safe as their non-GM counter parts.
An overview of the last 10 years of genetically engineered crop safety research
As the World Health Organization, and over 300,000 doctors and health professionals from Argentina have recently explained, glyphosate resides are showing up at all levels of our food chain.
Christina Sarich still fails to understand the difference between a chemical herbicide and a plant apparently.
Chipotle who have seen a surge in stock prices for using organic produce
That’s a lie. It’s called Google Christina. Try it. You might finally learn something.
Chipotle looks like it’s at a 3 month low.
Monsanto’s pathogenic Roundup-ready GMO crops are made to withstand and ABSORB repeated sprayings with Roundup. Whoever eats the plant eats the poison.
That’s not what pathogenic means. But I agree that herbicide residues are a concern.
However, nothing you said is related to my comment above.
“Pathogenic” means “causing or capable of causing disease.” GMO diets have been proved to cause disease. I.e., GMOs have not been proved “safe,” The lie of ‘substantial equivalence’ to real food was put in place by revolving Monsanto/FDA employee Michael Taylor, a corporatist-fascist shill. GMO so-called crops have more than just surface Roundup “residue.” They absorb the poison. Again, whoever eats the plant eats the poison. Monsanto’s CEO, Hugh Grant, should be tried for corruption, murder, and crimes against humanity. He KNOWS that his pathogenic GMOs cause illness and death.
GMO diets have been proved to cause disease.
Reference? What peer-reviewed study or studies have demonstrated this? Give me an example. If you can’t, then this is nothing more than an unsubstantiated claim.
Ah, the typical industry shill – wanting someone else to do the work he’s too lazy to do. Wanting to assert ‘dominance’ by getting someone to obey him in something, anything, anything at all. Too bad. You don’t have a victim here. Being the wonderful person that I am, I’ll educate and instruct you. Use a search engine. Let us know how it works out. Then go back to your masters and tell them that their propaganda isn’t working. Lol.
If someone makes a claim, then the burden of proof lies with that person. I don’t need you to educate me. It appears you don’t even know the basics of logical reasoning.
Someone with your level of ‘ignorance’ has to be deliberately, willfully ‘ignorant.’ That’s typical of paid industry trolls. – Suit yourself. Eat GMOs and drink Roundup. The rest of us prefer real food.
You really like red herrings, don’t you?
I just don’t like industry shills. Chuckle.
The death of Monsanto, Dow, Dupont and all the other Satanic Biotech Companies cannot come soon enough for me.
Oh man, you’re still here insulting the messenger, at the same time you didn’t like someone insulting you? You have never show anyone a respect. You are a hypocrite. Grow up!
: ) In fact, 😀
Complaint to Natural Society: Although the article per se is appropriately titled, the email subject line for this article and the others was not. It siad “This company to remove….” instead of “Panera to remove..,” DO NOT INSULT YOUR READERS. You know you have a willing and eager audience. We are not children who must be lured, teased, coaxed, cajoled, and tricked into doing “what’s good for you.” My time is limited and valuable. I get health, environment, energy, and legislation newsletters from many sources, and many of the newsletters contain action alerts. Hence, I want to know immediately what the email contains so that I don’t waste time. I quit taking Dr. Mercola’s newsletter, e.g., because the email subject lines were always teasers and the articles took too long to get to the point. That’s a shame, as the information was good – just as Natural Society’s information is good and valuable. Please treat your readers as adults so that we can make use of our limited time on earth to do some good for ourselves and our fellow citizens. Thank you.
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