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Cross-Country Tour to Highlight GMO Labeling Kicks Off in D.C.

Jul 24, 2013 03:22AM

On August 5, 17 activists will set out on a cross-country 3,300 mile journey from the nation’s capital to Seattle, Washington for what is being called the Are We Eating Fishy Food Tour. The tour features five mutant GMO art cars fitted with large roof-mounted sculptures, carrying information about the need for labeling on genetically modified organisms (GMO). The tour begins at the west side of the U.S. Capitol on August 5 at 6 p.m.. (Third Street between Madison and Jefferson) and arrives in Seattle on August 15, where the fishy food cars will debut at Seattle Hempfest.

The state of Washington is a national battleground over the GMO food issue. Voters there will decide whether foods with GMO ingredients should be labeled this November. The Are We Eating Fishy Food Tour will pass through thirteen states and nine state capitals, with events along the way. A complete schedule of the tour can be found at

“The Fishy Food art car fleet’s cross-country swim, from Washington, D.C. 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. All are invited to send off the Fishy Food Fleet on August 6, as they depart for their cross-country tour to label GMO foods.

Follow the Are We Eating Fishy Food Tour’s cross-country swim online at

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