September 19, 2012


Monsanto gives additional US$2.89 million to defeat GMO labelling



An additional US$2.89 million has been given by Monsanto to defeat Proposition 37, which would require labelling of genetically engineered foods in California.


Monsanto's total contribution against Proposition 37 now stands at US$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 (US$874,800), Dow AgroSciences (US$815,200), Bayer CropScience (US$381,600), BASF Plant Science (US$357,700) and Syngenta (US$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 US$19 million of the US$32 million that the No on 37 campaign has raised.

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