Monsanto ups ante in Oregon GMO label fight with $2.5 million donation

| | October 17, 2014
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With nearly three weeks left before election day, Measure 92, Oregon’s mandatory GMO-labeling measure, is just a few major contributions away from becoming the costliest ballot measure in state history.

A new, $2.5 million contribution from chemical giant Monsanto brings total contributions to the No on 92 Coalition to just over $10 million. The donation’s transaction date was Oct. 8, but it showed up late Wednesday on the Oregon secretary of state’s campaign finance filing site.

The donation brings Monsanto’s total contributions to just over $4 million.

The Yes on 92 campaign, meanwhile, reports raising $5.4 million in support of the measure. Combined spending for Measure 92 stands at $15.1 million.

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