Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, August 07, 2019

There are new concerns that the bowls used at Chipotle restaurants may be linked to cancer. The New Food Economy said it found the fiber bowls are exposed to chemicals that can lead to cancer. A study said the bowls are treated with PFAs that are also called forever chemicals. PFAs help the bowls hold hot, wet and greasy food. The Environmental Protection Agency said those compounds do not break down in the human body and can accumulate over time. The chemicals also seep into the soil as the bowls break down, leading to toxic compost.


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As the New Food Economy wrote:

The bowls used at restaurants like Chipotle and Sweetgreen aren't truly compostable, as has been claimed. Instead, they are likely making compost more toxic, adding to the chemical load of the very soil and water they were supposed to help improve. And rather than degrade quickly, they contain potentially hazardous ingredients that never break down. Not in five years, and not in 500.

San Francisco is banning molded fiber bowls like the ones used at Chipotle, effective Jan. 1. According to New Food Economy, "manufacturers are scrambling to develop a replacement that doesn't include PFAS by San Francisco's deadline. As of this writing, no such alternative exists."


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i read a theory that the decline of the roman empire was to an extent caused by lead poisoning. i think maybe they had lots of old bones they could check.
the way they got dosed was because they would keep wine and citric fruit juices in containers that were glazed with colors that contained lead. And the people who could afford that sort of stuff were the wealthy movers and shakers of the day and the ones making most of the big decisions.
anybody else ever read that?

#1 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-08-07 03:26 PM | Reply

#1) Don't eat at Chipotle.

#2) Definitely don't eat the bowls.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-07 03:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Opt for the burritos over the bowls, noted.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-07 04:07 PM | Reply


No no no.

Read Rule #1 again.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-07 09:46 PM | Reply

Oh hum. Another scare tactic. They say if you utter Truth Hurts you get butt cancer so.................

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-08-07 09:48 PM | Reply

I miss the days when we had posters claiming Chipolte's contamination issues came from an evil Monsato conspiracy running around spraying salmonella into anti-GMO restaraunts.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-08-08 08:25 AM | Reply

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