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Chipotle Bans Credibility

Antibiotics-free chicken is good for public health; GMO-free tacos only help Chipotle's bottom line.

Free of GMOs and scientific integrity.

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Two big food companies took the unusual step this week of renouncing not their meals exactly, but some of their ingredients. Poultry behemoth Tyson Foods declared it will stop selling chickens raised with human antibiotics by 2017. And Chipotle, the booming "fast casual" Mexican grill, declared it would stop using GMOs -- plant foods grown from seeds that have been genetically modified -- in its tacos, burritos and other dishes. 

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