Tag: food

Soylent Speaks Out On GMO Safety

Just a quick note today on the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms. As debates heat up about the labeling of food products containing GMO ingredients, food companies have been slowly taking stances on the issue. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Vermont passed a law to require labeling, which went into effect on July […]

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CBS Sunday Morning: Is GMO Fear Justified?

“The big question is: Is all this fear justified?” CBS Sunday Morning aired a cover story on the Safety of GMOs this morning that takes a look at the origin of genetically engineering food and the opposition to the idea of genetically altering our food. The story features perspectives from plant pathologist, Dennis Gonsalves and his […]

Dear Chipotle: Let’s Not Be At Odds, Farm Families Aren’t Evil

Attacks by Chipotle Mexican Grill on our country’s food system have hit the heart of American farming and ranching families, something their marketing team fails to recognize. One of these farming families includes Bob and Mary Mertz, 4th generation farmers from Riley County, Kansas who raise Simmental cattle, soybeans, corn, and sheep for 4-H and FFA […]

Is McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Bad Business for Beef?

Today, I stopped in McDonald’s at 11 a.m. for a Sausage, Egg and Cheese McMuffin. I’m a fan of the new All Day Breakfast, which began on Tuesday, October 6 across the country. Social media rejoiced, McDonald’s proclaims a great move by listening and responding to its customers and franchisees are calling it a logistics […]

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 […]

8 days in France – A new cultural, food, wine and travel experience

Last week, I had a great opportunity to make my first trip overseas and (with the exception of occasional wi-fi) unplug from the world of communication and social media. I took an entire week of vacation (completely new concept to me) for a trip to France to attend the 2014 Alltech Global Beef and Dairy […]

Chipotle Says Farmers and Ranchers Lack Integrity | My Chat Part 3

In the first two parts of this series about my chat with Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) following their continued campaign on Food With Integrity (FWI), I’ve been discussing a few of the issues many farmers and ranchers have with this fear-based marketing strategy. CMG had a FWI marketing manager contact me and so far we’ve spent […]

Chipotle Continues Negativity, Makes Dialogue Difficult | Part 2

As I mentioned in the previous post (See Part 1 here), I’ve spent the past few weeks chatting with marketing managers from Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) about their Food With Integrity (FWI) campaign. It’s a topic that began a few years back and includes several high-profile ad campaigns – Back to the Start, Scarecrow, and […]

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