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Eat-In to Label GMOs

The Bus is headed for the front lawn of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) HQ in College Park, MD on Monday, April 8th!
To secure your seat:
 1.
fill out the following form
 2. send your contribution
by clicking the Buy Now button under it, or mail a check (payable to Bus For Progress) to Kathy Maher at 1201 Evergreen Ave, Ocean, NJ 07712.

If you can afford to sponsor a rider, please click this button. It will take you to PayPal where you can fill in the amount. You don't need to fill out the above form.

 

What is going on?
As you know, companies like Monsanto are genetically engineering the food that we eat.  It's time that the FDA mandate that genetically engineered fish, fruit, grains, vegetables, etc. ("GMOs") be labeled to provide consumers with knowledge about what they are eating!  After all, the purpose of the FDA is to “protect and promote” the health of Americans, not protect the interests of agribusinesses.

With Mandatory GMO Labeling, Testing and Regulation, we can move together towards a more informed, healthy and just food system in the USA!

To get our point across, the "picnic style" protest will include a giant pot of simmering "stone soup".  Perhaps you have heard the fables of "stone soup" of old.  Everybody will be bringing non-GMO ingredients to add to the pot.  Together, we'll cook up something wonderful, transparent and nourishing for everyone.


We'll be joining with our friends at
Occupy Monsanto, Food and Water Watch, REAL Cooperative, Organic Consumers Association, Institute for Responsible Technology and many others! The event will include important guest speakers, as well as seminars and other informative activities.

Join this historic and unique picnic-style protest, and make your voice heard!  This is a family-friendly event for all ages!
For more details, click here.

Trip Logistics
The Bus for Progress will arrive in College Park before 10:30 AM to be part of all the main activities.  We'll be making stops at the following locations:
  • 5:40 AM in Red Bank behind the Tri-Parkway Corporate Park building, on 200 Schulz Drive (enter at intersection with Half Mile Road), just blocks from the Garden State Parkway 109 entrance.
  • 6:10 AM at the Metro Park train station in Iselin on 100 Middlesex Essex Turnpike, just west of Garden State Parkway exit 131B.  We'll stop here to pick up folks from NYC, Newark, etc. (along the Northeast Corridor Line).
  • 6:35 AM at the Loehmann's Plaza Shopping Center at 233 Route 18 (southbound side) in East Brunswick, just one mile south of NJ Turnpike exit 9.
  • 7:05 AM at the Home Depot parking lot on Route 130 (Southbound side) in Robbinsville, just south of I-195. Park your car at the corner of the parking lot near the entrance and highway.
Please arrive at the pickup location 10 minutes early, so you are ready to hop on the bus when it arrives.

We are asking for a donation of $50 for Regular members, $45 for Bus Driver members, for the round-trip journey, with proceeds supporting the bus, and its non-profit organization. 
Not a member? - Click here to become one. All 25 seats in the Bus for Progress will be reserved in the order contributions are received. 

We want to fill the bus and make all our voices heard!  If you are having trouble affording the suggested donation for this trip, please email for assistance.
If you can afford to sponsor a rider, please click on the Sponsor Rider button above.

The Bus for Progress is a very fun and comfortable way to travel!  With a full restroom, couches, tables, chairs, a microwave, a coffee maker and a cooler, you'll enjoy the ride and make new friends along the way!

In the event that snow or ice makes the drive to Washington hazardous, all monies will be returned in full.  We need a minimum of 16 people to make this trip possible.  If we are unable to secure 16 passengers, money will also be refunded.  See our cancellation policy.

We will be providing a liability waiver for everyone to sign before the trip.

The organizers of this event are looking for ways that the Bus might be parked nearby, and if possible, be part of it.  If we can park nearby, the bus will provide passengers with a restroom, and a place to rest and warm up.  Hot drinks too!


Email us with any questions.