Chipotle Called Out Over Misstep In Non-GMO Announcement

In the last week of April, Chipotle Mexican Grill, with more than 1,800 locations, announced their ingredient lists will no longer contain Genetically Modified Ingredients (GMO). Note, this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Since 2011, the restaurant chain has emphasized their “Food With Integrity campaigns and began identifying which foods contained GMOs in 2013. Chipotle … Continue reading Chipotle Called Out Over Misstep In Non-GMO Announcement

A Timeline of Food With Integrity from Chipotle Mexican Grill

“But sourcing beef from cattle raised with antibiotics or added growth hormones? No, thanks. And if ever the very best Responsibly Raised(R) beef isn’t available, we’ll let you know. Who could have a beef with that?” Your everyday American beef cattle producer. That’s who! That’s how the full page advertisement at the back of this … Continue reading A Timeline of Food With Integrity from Chipotle Mexican Grill

40 mobile apps and online tools for a more productive life

In the world of “there’s an app for that!” how many do we actually use on a regular basis? And how many actually make us more productive? Working in communications, I find it very important to be able to work on the go and to keep information readily accessible. Same can be said for most … Continue reading 40 mobile apps and online tools for a more productive life

Agriculture must be more proactive on “ag gag” and animal cruelty standards

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity for a great chat with an Associated Press reporter out of Iowa on the subject of “ag gag” bills and laws. I’ve written about this series of bills earlier on this blog (perspective from Tennessee, on CNN Eatocracy, how they affect farm transparency, and asking if consumers really … Continue reading Agriculture must be more proactive on “ag gag” and animal cruelty standards

Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?

Last week, you may have seen the news creeping across your social media feeds that Virgin mogul and billionaire, Sir Richard Branson, announced he had given up consuming beef in the name of a healthier lifestyle and planet. I say kudos to him! We should all be striving to do more to reduce our environmental impact, try … Continue reading Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?

My Chat with Chipotle on Food With Integrity | Part 1

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is a food company who takes issue with, as they view it, the systemic problems in modern agriculture. They’re not in it to berate the farmer or rancher, but rather to call attention to the national groups, organizations, and corporations who they believe control modern food production and do not represent … Continue reading My Chat with Chipotle on Food With Integrity | Part 1

How to lose an argument on food and agriculture topics

A few weeks back, I shared several lessons learned while sticking my neck out and engaging in discussions centered around food and agriculture topics. Today, I share a few lessons learned by failure; sometimes my own. Assuming science will give us all the answers; it only gives us some of the answers. Pick a topic, any … Continue reading How to lose an argument on food and agriculture topics

Checking the Facts on Chris Leonard’s “The Meat Racket”

Earlier this month, the efforts continued to look at food and meat production with a nostalgic yearning for yesterday. This time it’s another book with a critical eye on the meat and poultry industries in the United States. I’ve shared information about these conversations in the past, including the “glass walls project” with a transparent … Continue reading Checking the Facts on Chris Leonard’s “The Meat Racket”