30 Aug '11, 11am

Chipotle Creates Foundation for Sustainable Food

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), which pioneered the use of organic, locally grown ingredients in fast food, has created a nonprofit foundation to help support sustainable farming practices. The chain restaurant offered few specifics about the organization's plans, but the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation says it will support organizations for family farms; food education programs for younger generations; and ranchers and farmers who are developing more sustainable practices. Chipotle has a history of supporting causes related to improving the way people eat. Over the last two years, the company has donated more than $2 million to philanthropic organizations, with much of that benefiting groups that are working to improve some element of the food system, including Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, The Nature Conservancy, FamilyFarmed.org, The Lunch Box, and the Niman Ranch S...

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