Monsanto and other Pesticide Companies Spend $5.5 Million More to GMO Labeling Proposition 37

17 Sep, 2012

Vote Yes on Prop 37Monsanto just gave an additional $2.89 million to defeat Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered foods in California. Monsanto’s total contribution against Proposition 37 now stands at $7.1 million, according to campaign finance disclosure records filed with the California Secretary of State.

Other major pesticide companies also just made major additional contributions to defeat Proposition 37, including DuPont ($874,800), Dow AgroSciences ($815,200), Bayer CropScience ($381,600), BASF Plant Science ($357,700) and Syngenta ($178,700).

“Monsanto wants to buy this election so they can keep hiding what’s really in our food,” said Gary Ruskin, campaign manager of the Yes on Proposition 37 campaign. “They are on the losing side of history. Californians want the right to know what’s in our food, and we will win it.”

The “Big 6” pesticide firms (Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer, Dow, BASF and Syngenta) have contributed $19 million of the $32 million that the No on 37 campaign has raised.

If you, like us, want the right to know what is in your food, even if you are not in California, support the Yes on Proposition 37 campaign!

Source: Yes on 37 release

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  • Shawn Makinson

    Just imagine what that money could have done if used for setting up some community organic farms across the country. Instead it is spent trying to hide the poisoning of all people.

  • Toni Hodge

    I say that we need to know who uses Monsanto products in their farming and boycott them. It may take extreme action to get these people to change their ways. 2out of 10 people are in a state of some sort of disease or will be in the coming year. It should not be such a chore for people to find clean, unadulterated food.