Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG), Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), And A Chief Executive’s Thoughts on How to Feed the World

So 20% of what we grow is out in the fields, and it rots. We waste a bunch of it in restaurants. We waste a bunch of it because our portions are too big and we throw it, even in our homes, away. It’s just staggering that almost half the food that we grow is wasted in this country. We’ve got to do a much better job of that.

Part of the initiative that we’re going to start to think about is how do we message that to our own customers?

Last year we served over 160 million meals, across the United States, so I have a lot of people that we can message these things to, and hopefully if we message them either in a university or at the workplace, we can change behavior in the home.

That’s part of the next initiative that we want to accomplish, as a company.

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Isaac Pino, CPA, owns shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG). The Motley Fool recommends Chipotle Mexican Grill and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM). The Motley Fool owns shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill and Whole Foods Market.

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