World Health Organisation Declares “glyphosate is probably carcinogenic”

Chipotle called for independent studies of #GMO #foods that evaluate the long-term effects of of widespread GMO cultivation and consumption, noting that in October 2013, a group of about 300 scientists from around the world signed a statement rejecting the claim that there is a scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs for human consumption. It added that the majority of testing that has been done so far has been paid for by companies that produce GMO seeds. “The World Health Organization recently designated Glyphosate as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’,” Chipotle said on its website. “Given the concerns surrounding these types of GMOs and the chemicals associated with them, we felt it was particularly important to seek out non-GMO ingredients when possible.” GMOs may still sneak into Chipotle’s #food supply, however. It noted that many of the beverages sold in its restaurants contain genetically modified ingredients, especially corn syrup, “which is almost always made from GMO corn.