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Chipotle Outbreaks Caused By GMO-Biotech Terrorists, Natural Food Activists Claim

Despite extensive testing of ingredients, surfaces, and procedures, neither Chipotle Mexican Grill nor federal and state health authorities have been able to figure out precisely why so many outbreaks of foodborne illness have suddenly stemmed from the fast-food burrito chain since the summer. The outbreaks hammering Chipotle, which prides itself on its non-factory farmed food and anti-GMO stance, have sickened at least 500 people in multiple states. They have been linked to a number of pathogens: E. coli O157:H7, E. coli STEC 026, Salmonella, norovirus, and possibly even hepatitis A. It’s always a challenge to pinpoint the exact source of an ... Read More

More U.S. farmers sue Syngenta for tainting corn supply with genetically engineered strains

Farmers in Alabama and 10 other states have filed lawsuits against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG alleging the company contaminated the U.S. corn supply with a genetically engineered strain of corn that China refuses to import. The lawsuits claim that Syngenta’s contamination of the corn supply, much of which is bound for export, caused China to reject nearly 1.5 million tons of U.S. corn shipments, resulting in an 11-cent-per-bushel drop in prices and depressing the overall corn market. This in turn, plaintiffs allege, has hurt corn farmers across the country. The complaints stem from Syngenta’s genetically modified Agrisure Viptera corn, which ... Read More