FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2013
Jazmín Rumbaut 510-986-4337 Jazmin@mintwood.com or locally
Art is Activism for New Fishy Food Cars
GMO Food Labeling Activist Group to Visit Denver in August
“The Fishy Food art car fleet’s cross-country swim from Washington, DC to Washington State will get people talking about the importance of GMO labeling,” says David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, whose company supported the creation of the art cars.
Since 2011 there has been a rebirth in citizen activism around the issue of knowing what’s in our food. That year, the Right to Know March for GMO labeling walked 313 miles from Brooklyn, NY to the gates of the White House in Washington, DC. “The ‘R2K’ march was obscure to most people, but two years later there is widespread awareness of unlabeled GMO foods thanks to voter initiatives, increased legislative efforts, world-wide protests, and creative education efforts like the Fishy Food cars,” says Bronner.
Genetic Engineering means more pesticides. Chemical companies genetically engineer DNA from bacteria into food crops to either produce or tolerate the pesticides they sell. This foreign DNA produces foreign proteins in every cell of the plant that we eat in our food. No long-term independent safety studies have been performed on adverse health effects. Overuse of pesticide is creating resistant superweeds and superbugs, which leads to more pesticides being sprayed. Now chemical companies like Monsanto and Dow are engineering resistance in food crops to much more toxic weed killers like Dicamba and 2,4 D, the main ingredient in Agent Orange.
While over 60 countries—EU nations, China, Russia, Japan, Brazil, and South Africa included—require labeling of GMOs, US consumers can currently only rely on voluntary labeling to determine whether food products have been genetically altered through gene splicing technology.
Origins of the FishyFood Cars
“People want healthier food than what GMO food has to offer,” says Rica Madrid, coordinator of the Are We Eating Fishy Food Tour. “You can measure the impact these educational vehicles are having by the reaction and excitement on people’s faces and the large number of shares we see in social media,” says Madrid.
Members of the media are encouraged to embed with the Are We Eating Fishy Food fleet for some or all of the tour. Contact Adam Eidinger at 202-744-2671 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
- Anti-GMO Activits Launch Fishy Art Car Campaign (noahsprojectblog.wordpress.com)
- Is #Monsanto Going Down? #GYOnotGMO (naturalremediesblog.net)
- Protesters drive ‘Fishy Fleet’ of transgenic fruits and veggies to call for GMO labeling (rawstory.com)
- This Bizarre Tomato-Car Has A Message For You (greaterdenver.co)
- Dr. Bronner’s GMO Info Label Educates Consumers (seattlepi.com)
- Understanding Genetically Modified Organisms Article and Video Published by Health News Wires (prweb.com)
- Chipotle Vows to Eliminate GMO Ingredients (naturalremediesblog.net)
- Advocacy Movement Against GM Foods In Ghana (modernghana.com)
- USDA approves voluntary GMO-free label (eatocracy.cnn.com)