reported yesterday on the $10 million in donations by food makers and pesticide companies, to oppose Proposition 37. Prop 37
would require all foods with genetically engineered contents to be labeled.
Now new donations just reported
last night to the Secretary of State show huge amounts of money pouring into California from out-of-state corporations, to fight mandatory GMO labeling.
has become an epic food fight pitting the big pesticide and junk food companies against the millions of consumers who want to know if their food is genetically engineered.
The latest huge donation is from Monsanto Co.
in the sum of $4.2 million, which is the largest individual contribution so far.
Total contributions to defeat Proposition 37 amount to $25 million, with nearly $23 million of that during the last week.
Other major new contributions
against Proposition 37 were given by E. I. Dupont de Nemours ($1,273,600), Dow Agrosciences ($1,184,800) and PepsiCo ($1,126,079).
Stacy Malkan, media director of California Right to Know
said today, “The giant pesticide and food companies are afraid of the mothers and grandmothers who want the right to know what’s in our food.”
“These companies will try to buy the election, but it won’t work. California moms and dads will prevail over Monsanto and Dupont.“
So far, the “Big 6” pesticide companies (Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta and DuPont) have contributed $13.5 million to defeat Proposition 37.
Looking at the twenty largest contributors to the "No on 37" campaign, only one company is actually based in California - Nestlé USA. And Nestlé USA is a subsidiary of the giant Swiss food conglomerate Nestlé S.A.
Total contributions against Prop 37 are now approximately $25 million.
Details of the newly reported contributions can be seen below:
Below are the twenty largest contributors to the "No on 37" campaign:
For more information about California Right to Know, and labeling of genetically engineered foods, visit: www.CaRightToKnow.org