Prop 37 Redux? BigAg Dumps Millions to Defeat GMO-Labeling in Wash.
Once again, a state is putting forth a ballot measure to label genetically modified foods, and once again, a familiar cast of characters is spending millions to defeat the measure.
The battle this time is in Washington, which has on its ballot this November I-522. As MapLight summarizes, the initiative
In the past week, Monsanto gave a $4.5 million dollar donation to the ‘No’ on 522 campaign, while DuPont gave $3.2 million. Other big donors hoping to defeat the measure are Bayer CropScience and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
With these latest contributions, the No campaign has raked in over over $11 million in donations, compared to just under $3.5 million raised by the ‘Yes’ campaign.
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