Ohio governor candidate Dennis Kucinich got $120,000 from anti-GMO group

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich received $122,000 in consulting fees in 2016 from a group that works for food sustainability and safety, his campaign said [May 1].

[Cleveland.com reported] that in 2016, he made $120,000 from consulting, but his tax documents didn’t show the source of the money.

Kucinich spokesman Andy Juniewicz on [May 1] said it came from the Center for Food Safety, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that says it’s dedicated to “organizing a powerful food movement that is fighting the industrial model and promoting organic, ecological, and sustainable alternatives.”

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Editor’s note: Read the GLP’s profile on the Center for Food Safety]

“Dating back to his days in the Congress, Dennis Kucinich was a leader in the area of consumer protection, especially as it related to (genetically modified foods), food additives, chemically treated foods, and dangerous toxins and substances, such as Dicambia, 2-4-D, and glyphosate,” Juniewicz said in an email. “In 2016, legislation was moving through the Congress that might have stripped states of their ability to test and label foods for safety and content, including GMO and other safety-related criteria. Both Dennis and Elizabeth (Kucinich, his wife,) worked with the Center for Food Safety on research, analysis, and strategy.”

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