If there's one thing we can rely on in this world, it's burritos... at least, so we thought. As it turns out, even burritos can stab you in the back. Et tu, barbacoa?
In April, Chipotle announced that it was removing all genetically modified ingredients from its menu. But now, a San Francisco law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Mexican fast food chain, alleging the company is still using GMOs.
According to the suit, consumers felt the chain's advertising and marketing campaign (featuring sayings like "G-M-Over It," which honestly deserves a lawsuit brought against it for being terrible) is misleading, as many Chipotle menu items still contain GMOs. The suit claims Chipotle serves meat from animals that are fed GMOs like soy and corn, as well as dairy ingredients (sour cream and cheese) from farms that feed animals GMOs, and that the chain's drinks are made with corn syrup (another GMO).
The attorney filing the suit, Laurence D. King, writes, "Chipotle's advertising in its stores should have accurately informed customers about the source and quality of its ingredients and should not mislead consumers that they are serving food without GMOs when in fact they are."