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(Politico)   Big Ag is pissed at Chipotle's "Scarecrow" ad depicting hormone-injected chickens; counters with Billy Mays here to tell us how to get rid of those bloodstains in your underwear from eating Chipotle   (politico.com) divider line 44
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2013-10-03 11:54:49 AM
That's pretty good.

I dont get the AG outrage. Do they worry people will stop eating because of this? Apparently they haven't seen what the average American looks like these days.
 
2013-10-03 12:48:30 PM
Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?
 
2013-10-03 12:58:16 PM
Wow big ag really is evil.  Not only will they dig up the dead but they will utilize the zombified corpse to create an ad against you.
 
2013-10-03 01:02:39 PM

Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?


The nearest local Mexican place with a hand-written sign and mismatched silverware.
 
2013-10-03 01:02:42 PM
Sort coke until you're dead seems like a tough way to get rid of bloodstains.
 
2013-10-03 01:16:23 PM
I think Chipotle is pretty much saying...

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2013-10-03 01:16:34 PM
anti-BigAg congresswoman, Rep. Louise Slaughter. That's priceless, right there.
 
2013-10-03 01:24:01 PM
Billy Mays has been dead for several years now, but I'm glad to see that he's still getting work.
 
2013-10-03 01:32:43 PM

KnowItAllGuy: anti-BigAg congresswoman, Rep. Louise Slaughter. That's priceless, right there.


Hey, House Slaughter is an honorable house.
 
2013-10-03 01:32:49 PM
StrikitRich: Billy Mays has been dead for several years now, but I'm glad to see that he's still getting work.

You obviously aren't getting the southpark reference.
 
2013-10-03 01:37:04 PM
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) reintroduced a bill banning nontherapeutic uses ...

Heh.
 
2013-10-03 01:38:51 PM
FTA: "The groups have invited Ells to tour farms and have a public discussion about the video, but those offers have so far been turned down. "

I bet the approved farms on the list for touring are hand picked and are not representative of the industry as a whole.  How about if you all hop in an SUV and go driving in farm country and let Ells pick out a random feed lot of his choosing instead.


FTA: "But with less than 2 percent of the U.S. population involved in food production and the world's growing population to feed, the agriculture industry has argued that turning away from efficiency-boosting technology, like GMOs and synthetic hormones, will leave people hungry. "

Or people will consume more vegetables and/or meat substitutes.

My grandmother, who grew up during the Great Depression, said that when she was a little girl, meat was often a side dish.  As meat became cheaper, it moved to being the main item.  Till she died, she always thought that was a little weird how much meat people ate.  Although, having once owned a farm and having slaughtered her own livestock, she also found supermarket meat to be substandard, so I guess that was probably a turnoff for her, too.

Something tells me, meat (and especially beef) is going to slowly move back to being a side dish as the price of water and feed goes up and regulation regarding diet, antibiotics and living conditions are made stricter.  If the quality goes up as well, then I don't have too much of a problem with that.

And I do believe that meat substitutes are going to play an increasing role.  Alton Brown just did a tour of a fake meat company and even he admits that for some meals, their product is hard to differentiate from the real thing.
 
2013-10-03 01:39:07 PM

Oldiron_79: StrikitRich: Billy Mays has been dead for several years now, but I'm glad to see that he's still getting work.

You obviously aren't getting the southpark reference.


Guess not, though last night's episode was pretty good.
 
2013-10-03 01:54:39 PM
who says it's hormones , it's 

CygnusDarius: KnowItAllGuy: anti-BigAg congresswoman, Rep. Louise Slaughter. That's priceless, right there.

Hey, House Slaughter is an honorable house.


You hit the point right on the budden
 
2013-10-03 02:01:52 PM

Big_Fat_Liar: Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?

The nearest local Mexican place with a hand-written sign and mismatched silverware.


He didn't ask for Mexican food.
 
2013-10-03 02:27:17 PM
I played through that Scarecrow game, but all of the free burritos were gone by the time I finished it.

I did like the propaganda though!
 
2013-10-03 02:33:50 PM

Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?


I like Qdoba better.  I have never had a crazy bowel bustin' experience there like I have with Chipotle.  Just one man's opinion.

/Do the kids even do slashies these days?
//no
 
2013-10-03 02:52:48 PM

StrikitRich: Oldiron_79: StrikitRich: Billy Mays has been dead for several years now, but I'm glad to see that he's still getting work.

You obviously aren't getting the southpark reference.

Guess not, though last night's episode was pretty good.


Here ya go. ← This is the official source. No piracy.
 
2013-10-03 03:18:09 PM

Big_Fat_Liar: Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?

The nearest local Mexican place with a hand-written sign and mismatched silverware.


Chipotle's barbacoa is the best dish from either, but overall Qdoba is better and has a lot more variety in my opinion.

Chipotle's other meats are substandard crap.
 
2013-10-03 03:40:58 PM
I'm for anything that gets antibiotics out of food production.
 
2013-10-03 03:47:29 PM

Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?


If you pull up to a place in a van with INS written on the side and the kitchen clears out, come back tomorrow for lunch.
 
2013-10-03 04:04:28 PM
That cover of "Pure Imagination"  is really good.
 
2013-10-03 04:06:51 PM
The same Chippotle that's owned by McDonalds, purveyor of the chicken(like) McNugget and the all bief patty?
 
2013-10-03 04:23:08 PM
 
2013-10-03 04:24:08 PM

LemSkroob: Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?

If you pull up to a place in a van with INS written on the side and the kitchen clears out, come back tomorrow for lunch.


My favorite mexican place is run by mexican-americans for mexicans. I get annoyed by the ebb and flow of probably illegals some days with their packs of anchor babies, but the quality of the food can reflect if they give a damn.

Oh, and the Taco Bells in this area (North Dallas) seem to be staffed by non-mexicans. The McDonalds you could need a translator.
 
2013-10-03 04:28:42 PM

Dinjiin: FTA: "The groups have invited Ells to tour farms and have a public discussion about the video, but those offers have so far been turned down. "

I bet the approved farms on the list for touring are hand picked and are not representative of the industry as a whole.  How about if you all hop in an SUV and go driving in farm country and let Ells pick out a random feed lot of his choosing instead.


FTA: "But with less than 2 percent of the U.S. population involved in food production and the world's growing population to feed, the agriculture industry has argued that turning away from efficiency-boosting technology, like GMOs and synthetic hormones, will leave people hungry. "

Or people will consume more vegetables and/or meat substitutes.

My grandmother, who grew up during the Great Depression, said that when she was a little girl, meat was often a side dish.  As meat became cheaper, it moved to being the main item.  Till she died, she always thought that was a little weird how much meat people ate.  Although, having once owned a farm and having slaughtered her own livestock, she also found supermarket meat to be substandard, so I guess that was probably a turnoff for her, too.

Something tells me, meat (and especially beef) is going to slowly move back to being a side dish as the price of water and feed goes up and regulation regarding diet, antibiotics and living conditions are made stricter.  If the quality goes up as well, then I don't have too much of a problem with that.

And I do believe that meat substitutes are going to play an increasing role.  Alton Brown just did a tour of a fake meat company and even he admits that for some meals, their product is hard to differentiate from the real thing.


And as the amount of carbs people eat keep on increasing along with the obesity epidemic, perhaps we can turn to Soylent Green?

Myself, I'm waiting for Chicken Little (the Space Merchants). I want my meat to be meat, even if it is vat grown. :)
 
2013-10-03 04:46:30 PM

Wireless Joe: The same Chippotle that's owned by McDonalds, purveyor of the chicken(like) McNugget and the all bief patty?


It's not owned by McDonald's. "Founded by Steve Ells in 1993, Chipotle had 16 restaurants (all in Colorado) when McDonald's Corporation became a major investor in 1998. By the time McDonald's fully divested itself from Chipotle in 2006,[9] the chain had grown to over 500 locations." (source)
 
2013-10-03 05:10:28 PM

The_Time_Master: I want my meat to be meat, even if it is vat grown. :)


I imagine that once they get the process down pat, manufactured meat will be the best (and most consistent) product you can buy.
 
2013-10-03 05:29:43 PM

LemSkroob: Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?

If you pull up to a place in a van with INS written on the side and the kitchen clears out, come back tomorrow for lunch.


That's going to be an old van considering INS hasn't existed in over 11 years.
 
2013-10-03 05:59:42 PM

Wireless Joe: The same Chippotle that's owned by McDonalds, purveyor of the chicken(like) McNugget and the all bief patty?


This.
 
2013-10-03 06:06:51 PM

wildcardjack: LemSkroob: 

Oh, and the Taco Bells in this area (North Dallas) seem to be staffed by non-mexicans. The McDonalds you could need a translator.



Thats the joke, isn't it? Blacks work at Taco Bell and mexicans work at KFC so they dont eat the food?
 
2013-10-03 06:28:21 PM

wildcardjack: LemSkroob: Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?

If you pull up to a place in a van with INS written on the side and the kitchen clears out, come back tomorrow for lunch.

My favorite mexican place is run by mexican-americans for mexicans. I get annoyed by the ebb and flow of probably illegals some days with their packs of anchor babies, but the quality of the food can reflect if they give a damn.

Oh, and the Taco Bells in this area (North Dallas) seem to be staffed by non-mexicans. The McDonalds you could need a translator.


I could use a translator to interpret that post - was that shiat supposed to be English?
 
2013-10-03 10:27:31 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-03 11:59:43 PM
Am I the only one here who knows it's illegal to give hormones to livestock chickens in the US? And that antibiotics can only be used when chickens are actually sick (unlike in cows)? Chicken is chicken. The rest is just marketing bullshiat.
 
2013-10-04 01:59:27 AM

broomballwilson: Am I the only one here who knows it's illegal to give hormones to livestock chickens in the US?


No, you're not.  I caught that too.

There have been an increasing number of articles in various publications over the past year that have mentioned that.  But obviously, there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding out there.  It doesn't help that the ban doesn't extend to other common food animals, which just adds to the confusion.
 
2013-10-04 04:05:15 AM

Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?


Chipotle for me every time.  I actually got ill from Qdobas queso sauce and their burrito assembly ends in a big mess.  Chipotles holds together a lot better.  And Chipotle seasons their chicken with crack, seriously it is crazy tasty.  And for $7 i get really full on pretty healthy food that hits all my ethical standards.  i havent seen the ad in question but it never got me there anyway.
 
2013-10-04 07:46:03 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?

The nearest local Mexican place with a hand-written sign and mismatched silverware.


I really don't understand the appeal of Chipotle. It's not offensive or anything, but it's so  dull. I've got one by my office, and if I stand in front of its door, I can throw a rock and hit a dozen better restaurants. Sure, none of them are tex mex- for that, I have to walk a block or two. Now, this is Pittsburgh, so it's not like there's any  great tex-mex, but there are plenty of better options than Chipotle.
 
2013-10-04 09:19:24 AM

Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?


Taco Bamba. They've got tortas as big as your head.
 
2013-10-04 09:45:15 AM
Agriculture

That was easier than I thought it would be.
 
2013-10-04 12:03:16 PM
Since this is the business tab I have to call out Subby for being a hater while CMG is up 44% YTD and 752% in the past 5 years.
 
2013-10-04 12:27:06 PM

Dinjiin: FTA: "The groups have invited Ells to tour farms and have a public discussion about the video, but those offers have so far been turned down. "

I bet the approved farms on the list for touring are hand picked and are not representative of the industry as a whole.  How about if you all hop in an SUV and go driving in farm country and let Ells pick out a random feed lot of his choosing instead.


FTA: "But with less than 2 percent of the U.S. population involved in food production and the world's growing population to feed, the agriculture industry has argued that turning away from efficiency-boosting technology, like GMOs and synthetic hormones, will leave people hungry. "

Or people will consume more vegetables and/or meat substitutes.

My grandmother, who grew up during the Great Depression, said that when she was a little girl, meat was often a side dish.  As meat became cheaper, it moved to being the main item.  Till she died, she always thought that was a little weird how much meat people ate.  Although, having once owned a farm and having slaughtered her own livestock, she also found supermarket meat to be substandard, so I guess that was probably a turnoff for her, too.

Something tells me, meat (and especially beef) is going to slowly move back to being a side dish as the price of water and feed goes up and regulation regarding diet, antibiotics and living conditions are made stricter.  If the quality goes up as well, then I don't have too much of a problem with that.

And I do believe that meat substitutes are going to play an increasing role.  Alton Brown just did a tour of a fake meat company and even he admits that for some meals, their product is hard to differentiate from the real thing.


Don't forget the environmental impact.

I love meat and will never stop eating it. But, I am slowly moving towards buying less, super high quality stuff where the animals don't live in filth and I'm not stuffing myself with random drugs and hormones.  The health benefits of a lower meat diet can be pretty good too.
 
2013-10-04 01:03:09 PM
I like the message that they are trying to get out there. But I do not think Chipotle is in the green here. They still use GMO's and only label them. It's like they are trying to do something without actually doing something.
 
2013-10-04 03:26:58 PM

Chemguy: Wireless Joe: The same Chippotle that's owned by McDonalds, purveyor of the chicken(like) McNugget and the all bief patty?

This.


No, not this.  It's a stupid argument, and hold zero merit.  McDs is taking a cut of the profit, but doesn't have anything to do with their policies or supply chain.  You may not like their food, but Chipotle is higher quality than 99% of the fast food out there.  All of the comments about underwear are hilarious.  If clean food is staining your underoos, you need to clean up the rest of your diet and see a doctor.  A small scoop of black beans and grilled chicken shouldn't be making your colon perforate.

Even if their burritos aren't your thing, it's a step in the right direction of getting away from genuine Grade Q beef and processed cheese food product dehydrate.  Spend the extra buck at your meal, you'll add years onto your life.

Decent food is worth it.  And if you stop spending $1.99 for a Coke and drink water, you break even on cost, get better tasting food, and don't turn your digestive system into a December log flume.
 
2013-10-05 12:13:38 AM

The Flexecutioner: Practical_Draconian: Hm, lunch. There's a Chipotle next to a Qdoba where I live. Which is better?

Chipotle for me every time.  I actually got ill from Qdobas queso sauce and their burrito assembly ends in a big mess.  Chipotles holds together a lot better.  And Chipotle seasons their chicken with crack, seriously it is crazy tasty.  And for $7 i get really full on pretty healthy food that hits all my ethical standards.  i havent seen the ad in question but it never got me there anyway.


Are you high?
 
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