A group called the Organic Consumers Fund has made a second $100,000 contribution to Oregon GMO Right to Know, the political action committee behind a proposed November ballot measure seeking to label genetically modified organisms.
That contribution brings GMO Right to Know’s total raised this year to $1.3 million.
With that backdrop, there’s every reason to believe that the GMO labeling fight this November will be by far the biggest dollar campaign on the ballot and probably the most expensive ballot measure fight in Oregon history, eclipsing 2007’s Measure 50, a tobacco tax increase on which the two sides spent a combine $16.2 million. Monsanto has bankrolled opposition to GMO labeling in other states and although the company has not yet started funding a political action committee here, the same political consultants who’ve worked against labeling elsewhere are assembling a team in Oregon.
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