Brett and David take in the Atlantic Ocean, after completing their transcontinental run to protest GMOs. At 15, David was the second youngest person in history to run across America. (Photo courtesy of Running the Country)

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In 2014, Brett and Kris Wilcox led their family in a transcontinental run to protest GMOs in the food supply and the lack of labeling in the United States. Brett and his 16-year-old son David did the running, while Kris and their 14-year-old daughter Olivia drove a vehicle.

The 6 months and 3,000 miles included passing out GMO-free seed packets and presentations at farmers markets and a planting festival in Missouri. The run began in January 2014 in California and ended July 2014 in New Jersey. KCAW checked in with Brett and Kris halfway through the run. Brett and David also screened the film GMO OMG in March. You can read more about their run on the blog runningthecountry.com.

The Wilcox’s will be talking about their run across America on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast.

They will also be leading a March Against Monsanto on Saturday, May 23 that begins at noon at Crescent Harbor Shelter.