Chipotle Says They Are Now ‘Virtually GMO Free’!

The Chipotle Mexican Restaurant chain made a big promise last year. They decided to try to remove all GMOs from their menu in 2014. Well, it’s only May and it sounds like they’re almost there.

“To date we have eliminated virtually all of the G.M.O. ingredients in our food,” said Steve Ells, Chipotle’s chairman and co-chief executive officer. “Our corn and flour tortillas are the only foods we currently serve that are made using ingredients that contain or could contain trace amounts of G.M.O.s, and now we are testing new non-G.M.O. recipes for these tortillas and we hope to be able to roll them out by the end of the year.”

There is a downside- Chipotle has plans to raise its prices. In a recent report made via Food Business News, this price increase is all but confirmed by the company’s chief financial officer, Jack Hartung.

“It has been nearly three years since our last company-wide price increase, and while we want to remain accessible to our customers, we are at a point where we need to pass along these rapidly rising food costs,” said Hartung. “We are currently reviewing our menu prices on a market-by-market basis compared to competitors, and based on our analysis so far we plan to increase prices on average somewhere in the mid-single digits. We expect we will start installing new menu boards with higher prices later this quarter and finish installation by early in the third quarter.”

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Chipotle Restaurants to Remove All GMO Ingredients