PlantBot Genetics (Jeff Schmuki & Wendy DesChene) advocates the labeling of GM foods through grass roots action, education, and street based intervention from a custom, 18 foot solar powered mobile laboratory, or ArtLab. Studies show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods, yet for twenty years we have been denied that right. While our reasons for wanting to know what’s in our food may vary, what unifies us is the belief that it’s our right to know. Without the labeling of GM products, we cannot make informed choices about our food.
Collaborators Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki parody and satirically comment on the aggressive and misleading practices of biotech companies as PlantBot Genetics Inc. The ArtLab, an 18’ solar powered trailer brings art and education into the public sphere, creating opportunities for communities to discuss the food they eat in an entertaining and artistic way.plantbotgenetics.com