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Chipotle in Trouble Again

Touch the Soil News #1091 (Feature photo – Chipotle Mexican Grill – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) After numerous food poisoning outbreaks at Chipotle just two years ago, another outbreak just occurred in Powell, Ohio. This time, nearly 400 people have reported they became sick from eating at Chipotle on July 29 and 30. Sickened patrons wasted no time in taking action this time. Two law firms are already organizing evidence and seeking a class-action lawsuit. It seems that no other restaurant chain in recent history has ever experienced such a rash and persistency of food poisoning incidents. Let’s all hope the recent Chipotle incident was not orchestrated in malice by…

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When Stockholders Become Aggressive in the Food Chain

Touch the Soil News #530 Many of us have been employees of publically traded companies where the battle cry is to enhance stockholder wealth. A rather interesting position for employees to take, since the battle cry of stockholders is often to compromise employee pay for the benefit of stockholders. The battle cry of stockholders to minimize labor costs seems pretty well accepted in our economic system. However, from a banking perspective it is economic suicide. You see, bankers focus on cash flow and the number one driver of the nation’s cash flow is wages. Compromise wages and not only does it imperil the survival of the U.S. Government, but the…

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