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]

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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.

Sincerely,

Moms Across America

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Linda Imbriale
Mojdeh Nadjmi
Patricia Gonzalez
Brenda Kiley
Kim Glass
Aleksandra Chudas
James Marin
Meg Wagner
Ronda Kempf
Ashly Mulcahey
Lauren Pesaresi
Jennifer McWilliams
John Valdez
Tammy Johnson
Karla G. Eakins
David Cromar
Sean Eakins
Noelle Strauss
Debbie araque
Bryndle Digh
Amber Digh
Matthew Stryffeler
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Cecelia Doucette
Britta Silva
Lucille Reyna
Todd Hammack
Traci Wood
Natalie Bradshaw
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  • Linda Imbriale
    signed 2023-11-10 15:30:28 -0500
  • Mojdeh Nadjmi
    signed 2023-11-10 15:24:20 -0500
  • Patricia Gonzalez
    signed 2023-11-10 15:03:01 -0500
  • Brenda Kiley
    signed 2023-11-10 14:44:17 -0500
  • Kim Glass
    signed 2023-11-10 13:10:25 -0500
  • Aleksandra Chudas
    signed 2023-11-10 09:18:34 -0500
    Never going to buy a food from you guys !!!
  • James Marin
    signed 2023-11-10 08:40:21 -0500
  • Meg Wagner
    signed 2023-11-10 06:47:10 -0500
    We eat here A LOT and I would have never thought Panera would use products with glyphosate. I’m so disappointed.
  • Ronda Kempf
    signed 2023-11-09 22:32:03 -0500
  • Ashly Mulcahey
    signed 2023-11-09 20:31:16 -0500
    Stop poisoning our food!
  • Lauren Pesaresi
    signed 2023-11-09 19:59:18 -0500
  • Jennifer McWilliams
    signed 2023-11-09 19:53:10 -0500
  • John Valdez
    signed 2023-11-09 17:14:45 -0500
  • Tammy Johnson
    signed 2023-11-09 16:31:56 -0500
  • Karla G. Eakins
    signed 2023-11-09 11:33:45 -0500
  • David Cromar
    signed 2023-11-09 11:14:50 -0500
    Panera is not alone. Most wheat and oat products are heavily saturated with glyphosate, this product should not be used as a desiccant before harvest. These toxic products should be banned completely, along with hundreds of other herbicides used on our crops, especially GMOs.
  • Sean Eakins
    signed 2023-11-09 10:32:15 -0500
  • Noelle Strauss
    signed 2023-11-08 09:47:12 -0500
    Let’s care about our people. Let’s be leaders in the food we feed our nation. I hate hearing how other country’s ban certain cancer causing ingredients, yet the USA allows the same ingredients. Make America healthy again!
  • Debbie araque
    signed 2023-11-08 01:04:54 -0500
    help humanity!!
  • Bryndle Digh
    signed 2023-11-07 21:05:17 -0500
  • Amber Digh
    signed 2023-11-07 11:53:26 -0500
  • Matthew Stryffeler
    signed 2023-11-07 11:50:17 -0500
  • Patti Hamill
    signed 2023-11-07 11:46:48 -0500
  • ashley kyzar
    signed 2023-11-07 11:26:41 -0500
  • Cecelia Doucette
    signed 2023-11-07 09:44:20 -0500
    Please go the extra mile to protect our families, not corporate profits from tainted foods! You can do this, Panera!
  • Britta Silva
    signed via 2023-11-06 21:31:34 -0500
  • Lucille Reyna
    signed 2023-11-05 22:19:38 -0500
  • Todd Hammack
    signed 2023-11-05 22:17:23 -0500
  • Traci Wood
    signed 2023-11-05 20:50:59 -0500
  • Natalie Bradshaw
    signed 2023-11-05 15:36:19 -0500

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