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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Joanna Wheeler
Jammie Freeman
Robin Keel
Miranda O'Bryan
Maria Godinez
Richard Jefferies
Lisa Slawinski
Leigh Ann York
Marie Keuse
Christy Callaghan
Barbara Salame
janet cuhel
Beth Novak
Jenny Rajda
Jacqueline Wooddell-Sturwold
Julie Kelly
Kathryn Sladek
Denise Manganello
Janice Holt
Kristie Canaan
Brooke Miller
Donna Davis
Emil Berg
Angela Acquaviva
Beth Cowart
Annette Hoegner
Katherine Roberts
Carrie Shellmyer
Sherri Fincutter
Brenda Staudenmaier
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  • Joanna Wheeler
    signed 2023-11-02 16:25:20 -0400
    Please, put your clients’ health first.

    Thank you.
  • Jammie Freeman
    signed 2023-11-02 16:24:49 -0400
  • Robin Keel
    signed 2023-11-02 16:20:35 -0400
    Stop lying about the food you make! GMOs are dangerous! I will not eat there till you stop using them!!
  • Miranda O'Bryan
    signed 2023-11-02 16:15:11 -0400
  • Maria Godinez
    signed 2023-11-02 16:10:57 -0400
  • Richard Jefferies
    signed 2023-11-02 15:39:58 -0400
    Until your products test 100% free of glyphosate, I will not be buying them. Source your ingredients from regenerative farmers, they do not use biocides of any kind.
  • Lisa Slawinski
    signed 2023-11-02 15:34:43 -0400
    You claim to have healthy food but were found to have the highest levels of toxic chemicals in the testing. I’m out!
  • Leigh Ann York
    signed 2023-11-02 15:27:05 -0400
  • Marie Keuse
    signed 2023-11-02 15:24:23 -0400
  • Christy Callaghan
    signed 2023-11-02 15:21:35 -0400
  • Barbara Salame
    signed 2023-11-02 15:16:05 -0400
    Panera, please recognize that your restaurant is very popular with families, so please take this issue seriously.

    You should take a stand and live up to your claim of offering clean, healthy food to the American public. If not now, when; if not you, who?
  • janet cuhel
    signed 2023-11-02 15:14:06 -0400
  • Beth Novak
    signed 2023-11-02 15:10:38 -0400
  • Jenny Rajda
    signed 2023-11-02 15:10:00 -0400
  • Jacqueline Wooddell-Sturwold
    signed 2023-11-02 15:09:40 -0400
  • Julie Kelly
    signed 2023-11-02 15:08:37 -0400
  • Kathryn Sladek
    signed 2023-11-02 14:51:53 -0400
    This is UNACCEPTABLE!! It’s no wonder the US has the highest rates of disease & ailments. Panera – stop contributing to the problem, and start truly representing the healthier option that you claim to be! My fam won’t be back until this changes…
  • Denise Manganello
    signed 2023-11-02 14:50:45 -0400
    Many customers don’t mind paying extra money for organic products. Glyphosate is damaging to our earth and our health. Customers believe you are cleaner than the majority of other restaurants so please do the right thing and get rid of products with toxic pesticides.
  • Janice Holt
    signed 2023-11-02 14:41:12 -0400
  • Kristie Canaan
    signed 2023-11-02 14:38:06 -0400
  • Brooke Miller
    signed 2023-11-02 14:32:51 -0400
    Panera is one of the only fast food places we visit. We won’t be back now!
  • Donna Davis
    signed 2023-11-02 14:30:18 -0400
  • Emil Berg
    signed 2023-11-02 14:23:18 -0400
  • Angela Acquaviva
    signed 2023-11-02 14:22:33 -0400
  • Beth Cowart
    signed 2023-11-02 14:21:06 -0400
    I will not eat at Panera until they commit to protecting health by avoiding poisonous pesticides and herbicides such as glyphosate/RoundUp in their food.
  • Annette Hoegner
    signed 2023-11-02 14:10:29 -0400
  • Katherine Roberts
    signed 2023-11-02 13:59:11 -0400
  • Carrie Shellmyer
    signed 2023-11-02 13:53:33 -0400
    I used to be a Panera customer 4 times a week, but given these results, I can no longer in good conscience expose my child to Panera food. Switching to organic and non-gmo foods despite the inconvenience.
  • Sherri Fincutter
    signed 2023-11-02 13:47:44 -0400
  • Brenda Staudenmaier
    signed 2023-11-02 13:42:14 -0400

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