Food for Thought: Pepsi, Chipotle Choose Perception Over Science

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Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition and public health at New York University and the author of many books, including Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2002), discusses how recent developments in the food world-- Chipotle’s removal of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from its ingredients, Pepsi dumping the sweetener aspartame and Tyson Foods halting the use of antibiotics in its poultry -- showcase how the consumer perspective prevails, even when it’s not necessarily scientifically sound.