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‘GMO-Free’ – A Class Action Law Suit Has Been Filed.


A class action law suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. on behalf of all California consumers who purchased food products from Chipotle from April 27, 2015 to the present - The lawsuit alleges that Chipotle’s claims that its menu does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is actually deceptive and misleading because “---Chipotle’s menu has never been at any time free of GMOs.  Among other things, Chipotle serves meat products that come from animals which feed on GMOS, including corn and soy.  Chipotle’s tacos and burritos are also usually served with sour cream and cheese from dairy farms that feed animals with GMOs.  And, Chipotle also sells Coca-Cola and other soft drinks that are made with corn-syrup – a GMO.  While Chipotle knows that its menu contains ingredients with GMOs, it takes no meaningful steps to clarify consumer misconceptions in its advertisements and on its billboards, both in stores and in print, which instead say ‘all’ of the ingredients used in its Food Products are ‘non-GMO’----“
Fien, September 1, 2015


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