Washington State: Near-record funds are fueling GMO labeling campaign

A recently launched opposition ad. Via Seattle Times
A recently launched opposition ad. Via Seattle Times

With more than a month to go until Election Day, opponents of the Washington initiative to require labeling of genetically engineered foods already are climbing into record campaign-fundraising territory.

Behind recent multimillion-dollar contributions from biochemical corporations Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer, the No on I-522 Committee has pushed into second place all-time for fundraising by a campaign opposing a statewide ballot measure.

And, money raised on both sides of the battle over labeling of so-called GMOs also has ascended Washington’s campaign-fundraising charts this week, breaking into the top five of collective fundraising totals for a ballot measure.

Read the full, original story here: “GMO labeling campaigns raising near-record money”

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