A Father Son Duo is Running the Country

by Courtney Wheaton on June 24, 2014 at 7:57 am

A father and son duo are traveling the country bringing awareness to Genetically Modified Organisms in America’s food supply.

Brett Wilcox and his 15-year-old son, David, a cross country champion started their journey in California back in January and have made it all the way to Zanesville. They say their goal is to educate people about the dangers of GMOs in their foods.

"We found that there is a broad consensus among consumers. people that go to the grocery stores and buy food for their kids, everyone whether they are liberal, whether they are conservative, whether they are black or white or gay or lesbian or church going people whatever. Everyone agrees that GMOs are a problem and everyone agrees that they should be labeled," said Wilcox.

To further support their cause the duo passes out free non GMO seeds and anti GMO literature to people they pass on the streets. Wilcox’s son David says he supports his dad’s mission whole heartedly , but began this journey for another reason.

" The original inspiration for the run began a few years ago when my dad made me read an article about a girl who had done this will she was 17 and I guess I have been pretty competitive for a long time so when I heard about that I just thought why shouldn’t I do this," said Wilcox.

In order to complete the mission David says he takes internet classes online so he doesn’t fall behind in school and they hope to finish their run in mid July in Washington D.C.

For more about their journey you can visit www.RunningTheCountry.com