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



Who's signing

Melissa Speicher
Natalie Bingham
Andrea Behrmann
Jawara Pittman
Alison Lucabaugh
Anjali Robbins
Lisa schick
Lena B
capri redondo
Stephanie Tettleton
Susan Sarabasha
Tomoe Harrison
Jamie Keiter
Libby Palmer-Torres
Lauren Bradley
Liz Campbell
Carleigh Campbell
Chemisse Bryant
Mark Powers
Allan Jablon
Kelly Hoogenakker
nina cartagena
Deeanne Purchase
Jenny DeMarco
Krysia Vonburg
Cherin S Watanabe
Marni Shymkus
Magdalena Sztompka
Kelly OHara
Marie Sacks
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  • Melissa Speicher
    signed 2023-11-02 13:17:13 -0400
  • Natalie Bingham
    signed 2023-11-02 13:14:36 -0400
    Thank you for fighting for us . I have read about the decline of Chic Fillet’s quality and I no longer eat there . Now I will add Panera Bread to that list. Are there any safe places left in America to eat? Even organic food is being threatened by the FDA under the guise of protecting the public.
  • Andrea Behrmann
    signed 2023-11-02 13:11:34 -0400
  • Jawara Pittman
    signed 2023-11-02 13:05:31 -0400
  • Alison Lucabaugh
    signed 2023-11-02 13:03:40 -0400
  • Anjali Robbins
    signed 2023-11-02 13:03:20 -0400
  • Lisa schick
    signed 2023-11-02 13:01:51 -0400
  • Lena B
    signed 2023-11-02 12:59:35 -0400
  • capri redondo
    signed 2023-11-02 12:58:23 -0400
    Do better!

  • Stephanie Tettleton
    signed 2023-11-02 12:53:19 -0400
  • Susan Sarabasha
    signed 2023-11-02 12:52:19 -0400
    I will not be purchasing anything made of grain until you stop buying products using this pesticide.
  • Tomoe Harrison
    signed 2023-11-02 12:51:10 -0400
  • Jamie Keiter
    signed 2023-11-02 12:49:14 -0400
  • Libby Palmer-Torres
    signed 2023-11-02 12:44:43 -0400
  • Lauren Bradley
    signed 2023-11-02 12:43:37 -0400
  • Liz Campbell
    signed 2023-11-02 12:43:36 -0400
  • Carleigh Campbell
    signed 2023-11-02 12:42:09 -0400
  • Chemisse Bryant
    signed 2023-11-02 12:41:59 -0400
  • Mark Powers
    signed 2023-11-02 12:41:34 -0400
  • Allan Jablon
    signed 2023-11-02 12:36:39 -0400
  • Kelly Hoogenakker
    signed 2023-11-02 12:36:05 -0400
    This is a GREAT opportunity for you to take the lead and clear your company name, before all the class-action lawsuits start flying.

    Legal precedent has been set regarding liability for glyphosate-inflicted cancers.

    Now that you have received this critical scientific data regarding your product contamination levels, you are obligated to take meaningful action or risk prosecution for willful endangerment of public safety.
  • nina cartagena
    signed 2023-11-02 12:36:01 -0400
    Panera, please help provide clean food.
  • Deeanne Purchase
    signed 2023-11-02 12:35:22 -0400
  • Jenny DeMarco
    signed 2023-11-02 12:34:55 -0400
    Panera Bread; the worst offender and the one with the highest levels of this toxin that will impact us for life happens to be the one marketing themselves as a “clean” alternative to fast food. What a way to lose trust with customers. Thank you to Moms Across America for doing this important work – without it, people would continue to believe the false marketing these companies perpetrate daily.
  • Krysia Vonburg
    signed 2023-11-02 12:31:32 -0400
  • Cherin S Watanabe
    signed 2023-11-02 12:31:06 -0400
    Panera, I am going to Chipotle from now on until you make a change.
  • Marni Shymkus
    signed 2023-11-02 12:23:46 -0400
    When we travel across the country we look for Panera for lunch, being the healthiest option. It saddens me to learn that it is not as healthy as I thought. Please make the necessary changes.
  • Magdalena Sztompka
    signed 2023-11-02 12:19:25 -0400
    Glyphosate is Killer of the Life on this world and this must STOP
  • Kelly OHara
    signed 2023-11-02 12:19:22 -0400
    As a longtime regular customer of Panera Bread, I am very disappointed to learn about the high levels of glyphosate in the bread. Maybe I should go to Chipotle instead,
  • Marie Sacks
    signed 2023-11-02 12:19:21 -0400

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