An Urban's Rural View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Tue May 5, 2015 02:18 PM CDT

Amid the waves of controversy swirling over Chipotle's "no-GMOs" announcement, two surprises bobbed to the surface.

One was the vehemence of the criticism fired at the fast-food chain. "Chipotle's Anti-GMO Stance Is Some Anti-Science Pandering Bullxxxx" screamed a headline on the designer blog Gizmodo (…). A Washington Post editorial (…) echoed that theme in more restrained tones: "The anti-GMO lobby has scared people, and burritos can be sold by pandering to those fears."

The other surprise was the pass Chipotle received from some otherwise pro-GMO commentators. In a Bloomberg column (…), Virginia Postrel defended ...

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