(Genetically Modified Organism)
Nicknames: Soja Girl, Elle L. Cool Bean, TriPod
Colors: Astroturf Green & Mustard Yellow
DNA Mix: Soybean & Seahorse
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Super Power: Can drink or swim in weed killer and not die
Oh No – Not the Tofu!
Second only to corn, soy is a staple you will find in most processed foods because it’s cheap and abundant. Like all genetically modified food, GMO soybeans are impossible to identify by merely looking at them. People should be concerned about GMO soy because it is grown in fields that are sprayed with weed killer which is toxic to people and animals. Yes yields can increase for any crop when weeds are reduced, but GMO soy also results in billions of gallons of toxic weed killer entering the environment and chemical residues can also be found in our food. Non-GMO soy is still produced in the United States but farmers are at risk of contamination from GMO crops.
What Wikipedia says about Soy:
Soybeans are an important global crop, providing oil and protein. Soybeans are boiled and served in their pods with salt in a traditional Japanese dish called Edamame. Soybeans are also the primary ingredient in tofu and are used in a variety of food products. Most of the global supply of soy goes to feeding livestock.
Like all genetically modified (GM) food, GM soybean is impossible to identify by merely looking at it. The first GM soybean was introduced in 1995 by Monsanto. Marketed as “Roundup Ready” or Monsanto GTS 40-3-2, this type of soybean was genetically modified to be resistant to Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. The original source of genetic material transferred to Monsanto’s GTS 40-3-2 is an agrobacterium. At this time GM soybean does not have fish genes but it could at one day in the future. Different kinds of GM soybeans use different gene sources, including fungus transgenes. Of all the soybeans produced in the United States of America, 93% are fishy, and often mixed with conventional soybeans. All GM soybeans are currently unlabeled in the U.S.
Recent Blog Entries:
- November 9, 2013: KOBI NBC5: Fishy Food Fleet Anchors at Natural Grocers to Spread GMO Awareness
- November 1, 2013: Press Release: Fishy Food Cars Announce 6,000 Mile Tri-Coastal Tour
- September 24, 2013: Are We Eating Fishy Food Cross-Country Tour Documentary
- September 20, 2013: The Fishy Fleet Was Spotted Swimming Down Interstate 80 Last Month
- September 12, 2013: Watching the Sunset
- August 19, 2013: Voice of America: GMO Opponents Take Protest On the Road
- August 14, 2013: The Fishy Fleet Arrives in Seattle
- August 14, 2013: Salt Lake Tribune: Cross-country drive aims to show there’s something ‘fishy’ about GMOs
- August 13, 2013: The Fishy Fleet Swims Around Salt Lake City
- August 12, 2013: The Fishy Fleet in Cheyenne, Wyoming
- August 12, 2013: The Fishy Fleet Departs Denver
- August 10, 2013: The Fishy Fleet Arrives in Denver
- August 8, 2013: Photos from Cooperation Operation in South Chicago, IL
- August 7, 2013: The Fishy Fleet in Columbus, OH
- August 7, 2013: Man on the Street DC: [VIDEO] Are We Eating Fishy Food? 2013 Summer Kickoff Tour
- August 6, 2013: Photos from the Fishy Tailgate in Pittsburgh, PA
- August 6, 2013: Roll Call: Group Kicks Off ‘Fishy’ Tour
- August 6, 2013: Video of the Fishy Fleet Driving Down the Pennsylvania Turnpike
- August 5, 2013: FishyFood fleet in front of the Capitol!
- July 25, 2013: DC Fox 5: Vehicles Pushing Message For Genetically Modified Food (GMO) Labeling
- July 25, 2013: The Fishy Fleet Swam Through Adams Morgan Today
- July 25, 2013: Fishy Soy is Getting Flashier
- July 24, 2013: Fishy Soy is Getting Some New Scales
- July 24, 2013: Fishy Soy Spotted on U Street
- July 22, 2013: Fishy Soy Spotted at Transformus
- July 10, 2013: A Fishy Family Portrait
- June 29, 2013: Fishy Soy is on the Prowl!
- June 26, 2013: Hello from Fishy Apple & Fishy Soy
- June 13, 2013: Fishy Soy is on your block!
- June 12, 2013: Washington Post: Mobile Protest Art Draws Gawkers in D.C.