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Friday, November 08, 2013


The Daily Yonder

Washington Voters Defeat GMO Labeling. 
Outside groups were responsible for nearly all of the $30 million spent on the unsuccessful ballot initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Washington, the Associated Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer report.
Opponents of the measure, which failed 46% to 54%, spent about $22 million. The money came from Monsanto Co., DuPont Pioneer and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which raised funds from companies like Nestle SA, General Mills and Coca-Cola.
Supporters raised $7.9 million, which came from sources such as “Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, natural food companies and consumer groups,” the AP reports.
Campaign finance reports show that all but about 6% of the funds from both sides came from sources outside the state.
The Washington state attorney general is suing the Grocery Manufacturers Association for allegedly failing to disclose its donors as required by state campaign finance laws.

Pass a law holding responsible any company, CEO, board member, or stock holder of a company that uses GMO food in its products for any future damages derived from such ingredients.

That will get their attention.


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