US: Local and organic food has extra safety risks. Just ask Chipotle.
Vox.com: Chipotle likes to emphasize the quality of its food, a goal summed up in the company’s slogan, “Food with integrity.” So it might seem paradoxical that Chipotle, of all companies, has gotten hit by a string of food safety problems.
There’s plenty to dislike about factory farms, but one big advantage of large-scale conventional agriculture is that it allows sophisticated quality control measures. By aggressively embracing local and organic food, Chipotle put itself â€” and its customers â€” at greater risk of doing business with suppliers with substandard safety and quality control procedures.