May 5, 2015 (Bloomberg Business) – Panera Bread Co., the chain of about 1,900 bakery-cafes, has spent the past year working to remove artificial additives from its food. The company says it’s now 85 percent of the way to its goal of serving “clean” food by the end of 2016, meaning it’s free of additives such as artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives….Panera analyzed its menu and found about 160 items out of 460 that required reformulation. Starting Tuesday, the company will begin serving a new line of salad dressings made from recipes developed without artificial additives. Panera is also publishing a “no-no” list, which features artificial ingredients that have been stripped from its food or will eventually be removed. Read more
March 4, 2015 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp’s U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous ‘superbugs.’ Read more
April 28, 2015 (CNN) – “We don’t have all the answers,” said Christine Daugherty, head of sustainable food production at Tyson, in a statement. “But we want to make sure that antibiotics continue to work.” The concern is that the use of antibiotics to treat sick chickens is making the medicine less effective in humans and contributing to the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. The food industry has been under pressure from consumers and public safety advocates to come up with an alternative ways to keep chickens healthy. Read more
April 27, 2015 (Natural Society) – Marking the first such announcement by one of the nation’s largest restaurant chains, Chipotle Mexican Grill has stated that it has successfully phased out GMOs from its food. This is a move that will undoubtedly continue to push Chipotle into higher profits as many fast food chains continue to lose profits.
It truly has been an amazing past few months when it comes to the fight against Monsanto’s GMOs and other food infiltrators that have continually monopolized our food supply over the past several years. From Vermont’s passing of mandatory GMO labeling to international health agencies confirming the cancer-causing effects of Monsanto’s number one selling herbicide RoundUp, societal shifts are clearly coming. Read more
Video showing how grass-fed beef can help fight global warming.