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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Audrey Alger
Tammy Cavender
Tandy Hewitt
Sandra Moskovitz
Elizabeth Lemos
Chris Nebel
Terri Murphy
Karen Tanner
Donald Andress
Terry Wille
Linda West
Stephanie Hallam
Leah Harris-Lupton
Laurel Elders
Patricia Kyzar
Antoinette Soffes
Jeff Schulman
Jenavie Brandt
Sarah Rybka
Daniela Kunz
sue despotopulos
Olivia Mullins
Mary-Anne Crupi
Briana Cushman
Ashley Halsall
Wendy Burkhard
Rosa Holm
Shelby Lucas
Linda Hayes
Kay Binns
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  • Audrey Alger
    signed 2023-11-03 01:35:34 -0400
  • Tammy Cavender
    signed 2023-11-03 00:56:08 -0400
  • Tandy Hewitt
    signed 2023-11-02 22:44:04 -0400
    Also want healthy salad dressing without inflammatory vegetable oils!!!
  • Sandra Moskovitz
    signed 2023-11-02 22:04:23 -0400
  • Elizabeth Lemos
    signed 2023-11-02 21:59:54 -0400
  • Chris Nebel
    signed 2023-11-02 21:58:36 -0400
  • Terri Murphy
    signed 2023-11-02 21:39:59 -0400
  • Karen Tanner
    signed 2023-11-02 21:36:56 -0400
    “Clean” ingredients don’t include glyphosate laden grains. This is misleading to your customes, many of whom are attempting to eat a clean, healthy diet.
  • Donald Andress
    signed 2023-11-02 21:35:55 -0400
  • Terry Wille
    signed 2023-11-02 21:28:58 -0400
  • Linda West
    signed 2023-11-02 21:27:07 -0400
  • Stephanie Hallam
    signed 2023-11-02 21:04:43 -0400
  • Leah Harris-Lupton
    signed 2023-11-02 20:48:06 -0400
  • Laurel Elders
    signed 2023-11-02 20:38:19 -0400
  • Patricia Kyzar
    signed 2023-11-02 20:04:30 -0400
  • Antoinette Soffes
    signed 2023-11-02 19:45:10 -0400
  • Jeff Schulman
    signed 2023-11-02 19:39:38 -0400
  • Jenavie Brandt
    signed 2023-11-02 19:23:45 -0400
  • Sarah Rybka
    signed 2023-11-02 19:16:03 -0400
  • Daniela Kunz
    signed 2023-11-02 18:24:57 -0400
  • sue despotopulos
    signed 2023-11-02 18:09:02 -0400
  • Olivia Mullins
    signed 2023-11-02 18:03:41 -0400
    I am in total support of anyone who is willing to help clean up our food supply in the USA. If you taken a stand against highly toxic products in our food, and show love for other people by caring about their health in this way, you will get major points with me. So many companies choose to do what cheap instead of what’s right. But the companies that choose what’s right, i truest believe, will be the ones to leave a lasting legacy. Thank you for hearing us!
  • Mary-Anne Crupi
    signed 2023-11-02 17:54:30 -0400
  • Briana Cushman
    signed 2023-11-02 17:35:42 -0400
  • Ashley Halsall
    signed 2023-11-02 17:07:11 -0400
  • Wendy Burkhard
    signed 2023-11-02 17:04:18 -0400
  • Rosa Holm
    signed 2023-11-02 16:51:09 -0400
  • Shelby Lucas
    signed 2023-11-02 16:36:50 -0400
    Dear Panera, My kids and I really enjoy eating at your restaurants. It’s the one restaurant we can go to where everyone is happy. However, I was horrified to see the testing report on glyphosate in your foods. At home, we carefully avoid glyphosate, especially as my daughter used to be unable to tolerate wheat because of glyphosate. I usually choose Panera to eat at because it has advertised clean food, but glyphosate is far from clean. I strongly urge you to consider healthier sources for your wheat products and would be so thankful.


  • Linda Hayes
    signed 2023-11-02 16:35:24 -0400
  • Kay Binns
    signed 2023-11-02 16:27:49 -0400

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