Fundraising by opponents of GMO labels outpaces advocates in Oregon

| | September 23, 2014
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So far the No on 92 campaign has raised more than $1 million, about $800,000 of which is still on hand, according to the Oregon Elections Division Orestar system. Advocates of the measure actually have raised $1.8 million this year, but because they spent $1 million on signature-gathering efforts to qualify it for the November 4 ballot, they report about $360,000 on hand in their principal campaign committee.

The list of contributors against Oregon’s Measure 92, as of Thursday night:

PepsiCo, $250,000; Hershey Co., $160,000; Grocery Manufacturers Association, $161,270, including $11,270 in noncash contributions; J.M. Smucker Co. $147,500; Monsanto Co., $82,950, including $450 in noncash contributions; McCormick and Co., $65,000; DuPont Pioneer, $58,150; Ocean Spray Cranberries, $35,000; Bumble Bee Foods, $22,500; Council for Biotechnology Information, $12,127 in noncash contributions; Dow AgroSciences, $10,150; Knouse Foods, $10,000; Biotechnology Industry Organization, $3,550 in noncash contributions.

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