Chipotle stops serving GMO ingredients

(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
<p>Chipotle manager Ryan O&#039;Toole piles on the ingredients on a chicken burrito at a downtown Denver location in 2006.</p>
Photo: Chipotle in downtown Denver (AP Photo)
Chipotle manager Ryan O'Toole piles on the ingredients on a chicken burrito at a downtown Denver location in 2006.

The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but said in late 2013 it was working on transitioning to a tortilla that did not use them.

Most of the country's corn and soybean crop is genetically modified to have certain traits like resistance to plant diseases.

The head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center has said the agency found no basis that GMOs pose any different safety concerns than foods developed by traditional plant breeding.

Chipotle Co-CEO Steve Ells has said the company felt it was best not to use GMOs given the "lack of consensus" about their effects.

The completion of the phase-out was first reported by The New York Times.