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Fishey Fleet Coast-to-Coast Tour Ends at Seattle HempFest

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Yesterday, the Fishy Fleet coast-to-coast tour ended at the 22nd annual Seattle HempFest. East coast driver Shannon Spectra, wrote a song about GMOs on the 10 day trip. In this video, she sings, hoop dances and reads the Yes On 522 Dr Bronner’s label that will be available in stores nationwide next month.

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Fishy Tomato: A genetically modified tomato, or transgenic tomato is a tomato that has had its genes modified, using genetic engineering. The first commercially available genetically modified food was a tomato engineered by Calgene to have a longer shelf life (the Flavr Savr). This product was a failure because no Americans wanted to buy a GMO tomato. Currently there are no genetically modified tomatoes available commercially, but scientists are developing tomatoes with new traits like increased resistance to pests or environmental stresses. In 1997 the Monsanto Company completed the purchase of Calgene. (Source: Fishy Tomato Webpage)

 

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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