Fishy Food Fleet Anchors at Natural Grocers to Spread GMO Awareness

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Sat, November 9 2013 at 6:33 PM, Updated: Sat, November 9 2013 at 7:17 PM

It's not everyday you spot a large vegetable on the roof of a car.

"We're here with the fishy food tour. We're touring across the Western United States to call attention for the need for labeling genetically engineered foods also known as GMOs"

The vegetables respresent the most common genetically modified crops.

"Labeling GMOs is important not only to the health of our families and farms but also for our food democracy."

A battle that Rrica Madrid  says has been ongoing with global GMO producers Monsanto and Syngenta.

"Monsanto would have you believe that GMOs are nutritionally equivalent to any other food that farmers can produce."

But Madrid begs to differ.

"GMOs are quite different from traditional farmers methods of selective breeding and hybridization. GMOs are created in a labratory by scientists who can turn genes on and off, but we have no idea what the long-term impact is going to be."

And for that reason Madrid and the Fishy Fleet crew started their campaign in Seattle in August and will end up in New York City sometime in December, in hopes of spreading awareness about labeling GMOs.

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Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”

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