Consumer Confidential: Why Is a Nonprofit Shill for Business Interests Attacking Chipotle?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that if you’re being pushed around by a bully, “walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back.” Chipotle has taken that message to heart. Chris Arnold, a spokesman for the burrito chain, told me Chipotle has no plans to tangle with a food-industry front group that has run a series of ads critical of the company’s health claims. “This is a smear campaign,” he said. “But we’ve chosen to...

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