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Old August 16th, 2013, 10:23 AM
TVanTuyl TVanTuyl is offline
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I am learning a lot about GMO foods and understand that most European countries have banned GMO foods ... is anyone aware if any CRUISE lines provide non-GMO foods? I assume ships purchase what is available in the ports that they visit so it may be a case by case thing and not a "rule", but I was just curious if anyone here has heard anything about it?
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Old August 16th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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At home I eat 100% organic, antibiotic, rBGH, GMO free.

(Munching on some freshly grilled free range and antibiotic free chicken with organic grilled veggies and organic quinoa as I type )

When traveling I do the best I can. Yes, most Euro countries have banned GMO's and rBGH/antibiotics, and their food chain is generally very safe. Most lines that sail in Europe source all foods from Europe.

The mainstream lines that sail out of US ports buy from Sysco and the other institutional food suppliers, and organic, GMO free, hormone free, or antibiotic free is going to be the rare exception to the rule.

Sad, isn't it?
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Old August 16th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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By the way, the new steakhouse opening (or just opened) at the Mirage is supposed to feature grass fed antibiotic and rBGH free beef.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 03:23 PM
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drat, I assumed that would be the case but am relatively new to cruising and don't read the boards religiously so I thought I'd check. Thanks for your info! And yes, it is very sad!!
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Old August 17th, 2013, 03:26 PM
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we have a client who is a sous chef there (Tom Colicchio's place), I just hope other places follow suit! Do you have Chipotle's in FL? They have started to label the GMO products on their menu, I haven't been since they implemented that rule, so I don't know how the menu looks, but I may take a stroll in and see?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 04:44 PM
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we have a client who is a sous chef there (Tom Colicchio's place), I just hope other places follow suit! Do you have Chipotle's in FL? They have started to label the GMO products on their menu, I haven't been since they implemented that rule, so I don't know how the menu looks, but I may take a stroll in and see?
Chipotle is nationwide, it's pretty much the only fast food place I visit on any sort of regular basis. (Subway in an absolute pinch, but I'd prefer to find a decent grocery store and buy some organic fruit and crackers or yogurt to fend off the hunger until I can get home when I have to.)

http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/menu/i...statement.aspx
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