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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Janeen Richman
Samuel Wilkins
Leanne Bafus
Gail Kelley
Nell Tomassen Reboh
Jan Kiefer
Mavis Jan-lai
Debra Hofacre
Anne Temple
Stephen Verchinski
Paige Fiddament
Clarice Glandon
Sharon Dyer
Mali Barris
AnnMarie Scahill
Lori Bennett
Veronica Rivera
Patricia Lutke
Jerry Archer
Mary Ernsberger
Michelle Kozan
Jo Robertson
Stephanie Usher
Priscylla Hennessy
Michelle Moeckel
Tara McDonald
Deb Jellick
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  • Janeen Richman
    signed 2023-11-02 12:18:57 -0400
  • Samuel Wilkins
    signed 2023-11-02 12:18:40 -0400
  • Leanne Bafus
    signed 2023-11-02 12:18:33 -0400
  • Gail Kelley
    signed 2023-11-02 12:16:10 -0400
  • Nell Tomassen Reboh
    signed 2023-11-02 12:12:23 -0400
    It’s time to come clean now. We cannot pretend it’s okay to poison anyone. Go glyphosate free now! Thank you.
  • Jan Kiefer
    signed 2023-11-02 12:10:10 -0400
  • Mavis Jan-lai
    signed 2023-11-02 12:09:38 -0400
  • Debra Hofacre
    signed 2023-11-02 12:08:07 -0400
  • Anne Temple
    signed 2023-11-02 12:06:19 -0400
    Panera, You can do better! We have faith in you!
  • Stephen Verchinski
    signed 2023-11-02 12:00:20 -0400
    I stopped going to Panera when they couldn’t source glyphosate free foods.
  • Paige Fiddament
    signed 2023-11-02 11:56:49 -0400
  • Clarice Glandon
    signed 2023-11-02 11:56:37 -0400
  • Sharon Dyer
    signed 2023-11-02 11:55:25 -0400
  • Mali Barris
    signed 2023-11-02 11:54:55 -0400
  • AnnMarie Scahill
    signed 2023-11-02 11:53:58 -0400
    I eat at Panera all the time! I had no idea….thank goodness for Moms across America for exposing this, Please do something to stop this!
  • Lori Bennett
    signed 2023-11-02 11:53:22 -0400
    As prior firefighter & farmer with exposure to Glyphosate my mouth FOAMS UP when approaching it! This toxin & it’s USE are poisoning our environment! Please source toxin free food sources!
  • Veronica Rivera
    signed 2023-11-02 11:53:01 -0400
  • Patricia Lutke
    signed 2023-11-02 11:52:55 -0400
  • Jerry Archer
    signed 2023-11-02 11:52:42 -0400
  • Mary Ernsberger
    signed 2023-11-02 11:52:28 -0400
    Be the 1st fast food restaurants that show they care about their customer’s health. Change to glyphosate free grains now!
  • Michelle Kozan
    signed 2023-11-02 11:51:54 -0400
  • Jo Robertson
    signed 2023-11-02 11:51:16 -0400
  • Stephanie Usher
    signed 2023-11-02 11:50:49 -0400
  • Priscylla Hennessy
    signed 2023-11-02 11:50:48 -0400
    Priscylla Hennessy-Lawfer
  • Michelle Moeckel
    signed 2023-11-02 11:49:47 -0400
    These findings shocked me as you promote your business as a healthy alternative to fast food. My family will be boycotting until extreme changes are made!
  • Tara McDonald
    signed 2023-11-02 11:48:00 -0400
  • Deb Jellick
    signed 2023-11-02 11:47:38 -0400
  • Nicole Medek
    signed 2023-11-02 11:46:41 -0400
  • Angie Miller
    signed 2023-11-02 11:46:40 -0400
  • catherine callaghan
    signed 2023-11-02 11:45:38 -0400
    people think gluten free is necessary when it’s the glyphosate that is doing the damage.

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