A blogger very much interested in healthy food choices recently sent an email to Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. asking that they list the ingredients they put in their food.
When the company refused to share this particular piece of information, the blogger – who goes by the keyboard-name of Food Babe – launched an online campaign against this chain of restaurants, hoping to eventually get an answer to her question.
Given the fact that Chipotle's marketing strategies promise to deliver “Food with Integrity” to their customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, it comes as no surprise that quite a lot of ordinary folks now also wish that this chain of restaurants proves that its claims to only sell food made from organic ingredients are not just elaborate hoaxes.
Commenting on her reasons for blogging against Chipotle's refusal to list its ingredients someplace where everybody can get a good look at them, Food Babe explained how, “When I emailed Chipotle asking for the ingredients in certain products they downright refused. They in turn asked if I was concerned about a specific ingredient or had an allergy.”
“Really? Why do I have to be concerned about a specific ingredient or have an allergy to want to know what I am eating and what’s in my food? When I tried to call them, there was no way for me to leave a message or get a person on the phone to answer my questions,” she further added.
Seeing how public health is not something to be toyed with – and also taking into consideration the fact that food and diet stand at the center of a well-balanced life – Ecorazzi
agreed to offer its help to this blogger and started an online petition
whose end goal is that of convincing Chipotle to disclose the ingredients its dishes contain.
Interestingly enough, it seems that Food Babe did get one of Chipotle's employees to talk to her at one point, and the things this staff member revealed were anything but encouraging: some of the products sold by this chain of restaurants are made from genetically modified corn or soy.