Panera Bread Petition - Moms Across America

Panera Bread Petition

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Why we commissioned testing of the top twenty +1 fast food brands:

Fast food is consumed by eighty-five million Americans each day, and many chains are often the suppliers of school lunches. Thirty million school meals are served to our children each day, and for millions of underprivileged children, these toxic meals are their only access to nutrition. Our previous testing has shown that America’s school lunches are indeed toxic.

To further investigate the status of a major source of food and nutrition in America, Moms Across America supporters, including Children’s Health Defense, the Centner Academy, and many individual supporters, recently initiated extensive testing focused specifically on America’s most popular fast food chains to explore the potential contamination of our food supply, which is likely affecting our physical and mental health.

For further information see the full report here.

Contact Zen Honeycutt [email protected]


Petition to Panera Bread

Dear CEO and Board of Panera Bread,

Moms Across America, a nationwide non-profit, initiated an extensive testing program on the top twenty fast food brands in America, including Panera Bread, plus one restaurant, California’s In-N-Out Burger. Forty-two samples of 21 brands were tested for the most widely used herbicide in the world, glyphosate and AMPA.

The results:

Panera Bread had the highest levels of glyphosate.

Panera Bread’s glyphosate total levels 439.11 total for two types of meals, the steak and cheddar sandwich and the deli ham sandwich, was 94X higher than Chipotle’s meals, at 4.65 ppb total, in the carnitas bowl with everything and the beef burrito with cheese.

Moms Across America requests that Panera Bread take these results very seriously and make immediate changes to its sourcing.

We request that Panera Bread alert your suppliers that you will be transitioning to sourcing grains for your sandwich bread and wheat products from suppliers who do not spray their wheat crops with glyphosate or any other toxic agrochemicals. This is essential for basic human health at any level of consumption of your food.

We applaud the fact that Panera bread samples did not have detectable levels of any other harmful pesticides. High levels of glyphosate, however, a known carcinogenic, specifically linked to childhood leukemia, non Hodgkins Lymphoma, endocrine disrupting, reproductive health impacting, nervous system damaging, liver and kidney disease causing neurotoxin that can lead to depression, is unacceptable and must be on your “No, No List.”  The presence of glyphosate herbicides in your meals does not reflect your commitment to “clean, wholesome food,” and we are asking you to add glyphosate to your “No, No” list.

We ask Panera Bread to lead the way with organically and regeneratively grown wheat products to support the health of your customers, the soil, and our great country.

Thank you.


Moms Across America



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Noemi Murillo
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Darla Ellman
Linda Gould
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Jennifer Waldrum
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Leslie Estrada
Esther Rodriguez
Kelley Marvin
Erica Hohenstein
Angela Greene
Niccole Bjerke
Leah Anderson
Kimberly Heredia
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  • Hector Reyes
    signed 2023-11-28 21:48:22 -0500
  • Keri Taylor
    signed 2023-11-28 21:36:06 -0500
  • pam gaunky
    signed 2023-11-28 18:27:00 -0500
  • Rebecca Fulco
    signed 2023-11-28 17:57:21 -0500
  • Diomira Dagostino
    signed 2023-11-28 17:25:23 -0500
  • Leigha Montigue
    signed 2023-11-28 16:14:22 -0500
    Panera was my favorite restaurant. My entire family knows and they have given me Panera gift certificates for my birthday and Christmas for 22 years. I am going to ask that they not do that anymore until you clean up your food. Now I understand why I cannot eat your bread anymore because if I do I have to sleep for 2 hours afterward. I fell for your “healthy” advertising. I am embarrassed.
  • Noemi Murillo
    signed 2023-11-28 16:08:47 -0500
  • Renee Kuntz
    signed 2023-11-28 12:50:57 -0500
  • Darla Ellman
    signed 2023-11-28 12:18:40 -0500
    Only purchase organic foods for consumption. Stop the glyphosate, pesticides and GMOs!
  • Linda Gould
    signed 2023-11-28 11:08:06 -0500
  • Brianna Vicory
    signed 2023-11-28 10:30:46 -0500
    Panera used to be our go-to for healthier food on the road. So disappointing.
  • Delia Herrera
    signed 2023-11-28 09:21:53 -0500
  • Jennifer Waldrum
    signed 2023-11-28 09:11:45 -0500
  • Victoria Jimenez
    signed 2023-11-28 08:54:05 -0500
  • Leslie Estrada
    signed 2023-11-27 23:49:45 -0500
  • Esther Rodriguez
    signed 2023-11-27 23:02:45 -0500
  • Kelley Marvin
    signed 2023-11-27 20:51:54 -0500
    I bought the country rustic every week, sometimes 2x / week at $9/ loaf. But once I saw the results of this testing I can no longer purchase until Panera cleans their products up for my family and all other families. Please do so soon :(
  • Erica Hohenstein
    signed 2023-11-27 20:47:23 -0500
  • Angela Greene
    signed 2023-11-27 19:14:20 -0500
    I am saddened and disgusted at how we feed our nation. If we truly cared about our people we wouldn’t allow such poisons in our food system. Please seek out farmers who grow real food and do not poison their food with hormones, chemicals, drugs, antibiotics, etc. How can I let my child eat your food knowing how toxic it is? You can and must do better, Panera.
  • Niccole Bjerke
    signed 2023-11-27 19:09:41 -0500
  • Leah Anderson
    signed 2023-11-27 17:30:20 -0500
  • Kimberly Heredia
    signed 2023-11-27 16:55:39 -0500
  • Christina Smith
    signed 2023-11-27 15:20:04 -0500
  • Karen Harris
    signed 2023-11-27 15:08:56 -0500
  • Amanda Minquiz
    signed 2023-11-27 15:08:36 -0500
  • Mark Vreeland
    signed 2023-11-27 14:31:53 -0500
  • Sherry Perlberg
    signed 2023-11-27 12:22:51 -0500
  • Cecilia Renderos
    signed 2023-11-27 11:45:19 -0500
  • Lynn McCullough
    signed 2023-11-27 09:44:31 -0500
  • Zenda Hart Rawlings
    signed 2023-11-27 04:43:45 -0500

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