Anti GMO activists angry about pesticides corporations’ funding effort to stop GMO labeling

With the California general election less than four months away, pesticide manufacturers gave more than $750,000 [Update: this number has increased to $1.71 million as of 8/1/2012] to efforts to stop labeling of genetically engineered food, according to filings released by the state’s Secretary of State late today.

“Much of the rest of the world — including Japan, Australia, the European Union and China — already requires genetically engineered foods to be clearly labeled. But in the U.S., pesticide corporations like Monsanto continue to enjoy unfettered and unlabeled access to the market, and a consumer population that is left largely in the dark,” said Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, PhD, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network.

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