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(Think Progress)   Still not worried about climate change? Chipotle threatens to stop serving guacamole if it gets any worse. EVERYBODY PANIC   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 53
    More: Scary, Chipotle Inc., climate change, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  
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2014-03-05 01:31:42 AM  
More for me, I guess.

I had breakfast burritos this morning with lots of fresh guacamole. Costco doesn't seem to be having any shortage of avocados.
 
2014-03-05 02:20:58 AM  
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2014-03-05 02:23:09 AM  
I understand they already value the stuff more than the market price of silver. Global warming won't affect supplies of tropic produce as much as rising wages in Mexico.
 
2014-03-05 02:26:24 AM  
I'm willing to make that sacrifice.  Tasteless green glop, guacamole is.

Also, If they ran the music in all their stores at half the current volume, 2.32 tons of CO2 per year would be spared ejection into the atmosphere.
 
2014-03-05 02:26:33 AM  
So they are going to still keep producing the weapons of ass destruction?
 
2014-03-05 02:29:59 AM  

Daedalus27: So they are going to still keep producing the weapons of ass destruction?


Chief contributor to human methane production.
 
2014-03-05 02:31:27 AM  
One visit to Chipotle, and my wife asked for guacamole, and she said "that's it?", and the help glopped on another ladle full. Well worth the 1.80.
 
2014-03-05 02:31:51 AM  
First they came for the guacamoles, but I didn't speak up for I care not for guac dip...
 
2014-03-05 02:38:05 AM  
On a slightly related note, I've been trying to remember the name of a particular US politician/administrator whose wiki article I read a while back.

He was around in the '50s or '60s, and he was against environmental conservation basically because "hey, why bother saving the planet when the Rapture is coming soon?"

Does that ring any bells with anyone? I'd appreciate it if someone could remind me of the guys name.
 
2014-03-05 02:39:36 AM  
Here in Canada, they charge more than 3 bucks to add it to a burrito. I read the reasoning in the article, but I have a multitude of options that are as good (some better) than Chipotle. These options generally provide cheaper burritos WITH guac than Chipotle does without.

I won't cry about it, nor will I be likely to wander in anyways.

/thanks for posting inclemency, very helpful.
 
2014-03-05 02:40:16 AM  
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2014-03-05 02:41:23 AM  
Now if they could just do something about the shoe leather they put in their burritos. Oh, sorry, I mean "chicken".
 
2014-03-05 02:42:54 AM  
Good! Screw Chipotle! Snobby elitists. I hope the whole company crumbles. I actually got interested in them when I learned about their local sourcing, liked that, and tried eating there. Maybe I just ended up with something I don't like, maybe the burrito maker was having a bad day, or maybe the food was just shiat. Either way, I didn't like it, and I haven't been back. Now they've intruduced a marketing campaign that attacks conventional farming. Hey dicks, how about not biting the hand that literally feeds everyone!

Man, Angry Orchard cider really brings out the vitriol in me.
 
2014-03-05 02:43:59 AM  
I will commence to worry no sooner than such time as the legislature codifies policies intended to curb population growth.

Until then, eat it, Chicken Little.
 
2014-03-05 02:45:11 AM  
Um.. yeah. They could use Mexican Avocados ( which are larger by the each ) . I do not eat at Chipotle, but this is a manufactured shortage. Yes, California will have a smaller crop due to the drought. It affects nothing as far as the Guacamole supply goes.
And if you ever had real homemade guac- you would not think of it as green glop. Its rather tasty, my favourite of all of the Moles .

However, I must get real serious. I live in California. I have for off and on 31 years . Our water problem is mostly an infrastructure problem , and old contracts that make no sense.

Im not one for dams, to stop a river, but we have vast areas, say inside Imperial or other counties that are Ag Water intensive, where we could build reservoirs . I know- we have plenty of reservoirs, and most are very shallow.
Thats why we have to get really damn serious about Desal, and shipping water for storage to these new reservoirs. I know- it costs  a metric buttload of money . But if we do nothing- we are still going to be dry. We cant keep stealing from Mono Lake or the Colorado forever. ....

It will cost a pretty penny, but, if we do this now- it could be the best thing since the la aqueduct as far as water delivery in the us / world .

those are my thoughts . Use red onions and not too much cumin in your own guacamole, and key lime juice is better than regular lime juice.
 
2014-03-05 03:40:31 AM  
"It's your choice, America. Fix the climate, or.."

America?  What are you proposing we do, nuke China?
 
2014-03-05 03:48:15 AM  
Actually, what they said was: If the price of guac rises past a point where it's financially viable for them to serve it, they won't. If it doesn't, they will. Has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with cost.
 
2014-03-05 03:49:21 AM  
Translation: We want to start overcharging you even more for it, so we are making up a bullshiat reason.

Because no, avocados are not super expensive, they are not going scarce. Last I checked, like a week ago, they were about $1.50/each in the grocer. That's around normal for this time of year and region, a bit higher but not a lot. Not enough that you'd have to "take guacamole off the menu," or even raise the price given how much they overcharge.
 
2014-03-05 03:49:50 AM  
As somebody that prefers consuming the flesh of animals, their sofritas is actually pretty tastey.
 
2014-03-05 04:00:30 AM  
As long as there's still guacamol.

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2014-03-05 04:06:51 AM  
I really wish they had Chipotle here.  Only think i miss about Baltimore (well, besides the crabs of course).

/The kind you eat, I mean.
 
2014-03-05 04:17:40 AM  

daveb0rg: I really wish they had Chipotle here.  Only think i miss about Baltimore (well, besides the crabs of course).

/The kind you eat, I mean.


Wow, you JUST saved yourself from an onslaught from dozens with that slashie.

/tease.
 
2014-03-05 04:42:11 AM  
Never been to a Chipotel, don't do Mexican food, this isn't Texas. Went to Taco Bell a couple times, not too bad but not what I look for when lunchtime comes around. Chili's either for that matter. Still confused about where all these Mexicans came from. When I was a kid I only saw them on TV.
 
2014-03-05 04:50:27 AM  

Lapdance: Never been to a Chipotel, don't do Mexican food, this isn't Texas. Went to Taco Bell a couple times, not too bad but not what I look for when lunchtime comes around. Chili's either for that matter. Still confused about where all these Mexicans came from. When I was a kid I only saw them on TV.


I don't see what Chipotle has to do with Mexican food.
 
2014-03-05 04:55:40 AM  

untaken_name: Actually, what they said was: If the price of guac rises past a point where it's financially viable for them to serve it, they won't. If it doesn't, they will. Has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with cost.


Ok, this isn't hard.  If the climate changes so that avocados don't grow as well then the price goes up.
 
2014-03-05 05:16:30 AM  
Lapdance: Never been to a Chipotel, don't do Mexican food, this isn't Texas. Went to Taco Bell a couple times, not too bad but not what I look for when lunchtime comes around. Chili's either for that matter. Still confused about where all these Mexicans came from. When I was a kid I only saw them on TV.

I don't see what Chipotle has to do with Mexican food.

Well see, I don't even know what it is! Never ate there and have no desire to. I don't know what an Avacado is either. Don't see them growing around here much. Don't know what Guacamole is either. Never been on the Menu at home. Thought it was all Mexican stuff and I don't know anything about that. All I know about Mexicans I learned from watching The Magnificent Seven and The Wild Bunch.
 
2014-03-05 05:16:47 AM  

Baryogenesis: untaken_name: Actually, what they said was: If the price of guac rises past a point where it's financially viable for them to serve it, they won't. If it doesn't, they will. Has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with cost.

Ok, this isn't hard.  If the climate changes so that avocados don't grow as well then the price goes up.


If is the keyword there. If laborers riot, that will also raise the price of avocados. If a mutant alien virus kills 90% of the avocados on the planet, the price of avocados will go up. None of that is actually happening right now.
 
2014-03-05 05:40:06 AM  

untaken_name: Baryogenesis: untaken_name: Actually, what they said was: If the price of guac rises past a point where it's financially viable for them to serve it, they won't. If it doesn't, they will. Has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with cost.

Ok, this isn't hard.  If the climate changes so that avocados don't grow as well then the price goes up.

If is the keyword there. If laborers riot, that will also raise the price of avocados. If a mutant alien virus kills 90% of the avocados on the planet, the price of avocados will go up. None of that is actually happening right now.


That's not what you said.  You said it has nothing to do with climate which it obviously does.  There's a drought in California, for example, and that would be climate affecting the ability to grow avocados.

Now, if your new point is that man made climate change won't affect agriculture...

www.ipcc.ch

http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg2/en/figure-spm-2.htm l
 
2014-03-05 06:19:07 AM  
I think it's funny because without cultivation, avacados would have went extinct with the giant sloths.
 
2014-03-05 06:25:51 AM  
Quick, somebody make a Bill Maher joke involving a 25 year old movie, climate change, and how Chipotle gets the tiny violin.
 
2014-03-05 06:38:02 AM  

Lapdance: Never been to a Chipotel, don't do Mexican food, this isn't Texas. Went to Taco Bell a couple times, not too bad but not what I look for when lunchtime comes around. Chili's either for that matter. Still confused about where all these Mexicans came from. When I was a kid I only saw them on TV.


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2014-03-05 07:12:13 AM  
"How 'bout some of our table-side guacamole?"

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2014-03-05 07:35:59 AM  
/CSB: I just had a job interview at a Chipotle. They honestly need the extra staff as the three guys behind the counter where always busy and no one could get out to clean the dining area.
// Customers are pigs.
///Worst I've done in recent memory is left my tray on the table as the bus I need to get home just pulled up and I had to run faster then you think a fat man should.
 
2014-03-05 07:51:57 AM  
It's so cute that the lefty derposphere has discovered the voluminous risk disclosures in company 10ks.
 
2014-03-05 08:10:18 AM  
Oh boy, a Chipotle-bashing thread and an AGW-bashing thread!  It's like two threads for the price of one!
 
2014-03-05 08:22:48 AM  

TomD9938: I'm willing to make that sacrifice.  Tasteless green glop, guacamole is.

Also, If they ran the music in all their stores at half the current volume, 2.32 tons of CO2 per year would be spared ejection into the atmosphere.


Yoda? That you?
 
2014-03-05 09:04:20 AM  
Chipotle is dreck.
 
2014-03-05 09:18:57 AM  
Chipotle is NASTY.
 
2014-03-05 09:23:47 AM  
I don't get the guwakamolie when I eat at Chipotle. Usually just Burrito Bowl with chicken or beef cheek. And lots of Tabasco Chipotle sauce!
 
2014-03-05 09:59:58 AM  
That's Ok Chipotle Moes and Salsarita's is better anyways. To many hipsters at Chipotle won't mind not seeing those turds. .
 
2014-03-05 10:20:07 AM  
This thread is stupidly angry over a disclosure form. Nice work dipshiats.
 
2014-03-05 10:30:44 AM  
 
2014-03-05 11:13:46 AM  
Chipotle is "Mexican food" for the Starbuck's crowd.  Bland, overdone and overpriced.

God forbid that the price of Haas avocados goes up in California.
They would have to buy them from Mexico.  That might be the only thing on the menu that could be called Mexican.
 
2014-03-05 11:28:31 AM  

Baryogenesis: untaken_name: Actually, what they said was: If the price of guac rises past a point where it's financially viable for them to serve it, they won't. If it doesn't, they will. Has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with cost.

Ok, this isn't hard.  If the climate changes so that avocados don't grow as well then the price goes up.


Maybe they should start growing avocados in whatever area has the most appropriate climate after the change.

You're welcome
 
2014-03-05 11:36:16 AM  

Lapdance: Never been to a Chipotel, don't do southwestern food, this isn't Texas. Went to Taco Bell a couple times, not too bad but not what I look for when lunchtime comes around. Chili's either for that matter. Still confused about where all these Mexicans came from. When I was a kid I only saw them on TV.


FTFY
 
2014-03-05 12:15:15 PM  
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Okay, thank you food purists for reminding us that Chipotle is not "mexican food", as if that is crucially important or shockingly unknown. And for reminding us that your foodie standards are too high to ever deign eating at a restaurant vs using your vintage-strain community garden avocados to make cruelty-free guac using an authentic recipe found during your unguided tours of ghost towns in Mexico.
 
2014-03-05 12:45:11 PM  

fusillade762: Now if they could just do something about the shoe leather they put in their burritos. Oh, sorry, I mean "chicken".


:-)
 
2014-03-05 02:30:01 PM  
From the Los Angeles Times:
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But a restaurant spokesman tells the Los Angeles Times: "This is way overblown."

http://www.latimes.com/nation/shareitnow/la-sh-chipotle-guacamole-20 14 0305,0,1040665.story#ixzz2v7OgVAQp
 
2014-03-05 02:42:49 PM  
 
2014-03-05 02:52:36 PM  
I know it's a super food but I just don't like avocados.

/mexican
 
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