Prop 37, which will be on the November ballot in California, would require genetically modified foods to be labeled. The public seems to be all in favor for knowing what secrets linger in our foods, however, corporations don’t want to let that happen. Not surprisingly, biotech giant Monsanto is leading the pack against GMO labeling with a whopping $4.2 million contribution towards California’s No on 37 campaign.
According to the California Right to Know campaign (they petitioned to get GMO labeling on the November ballot) other major contributions against Proposition 37 were given by E. I. Dupont de Nemours ($1,273,600), Dow Agrosciences ($1,184,800) and PepsiCo ($1,126,079).
“The giant pesticide and food companies are afraid of the mothers and grandmothers who want the right to know what’s in our food,” said Stacy Malkan, media director of California Right to Know. “These companies will try to buy the election, but it won’t work. California moms and dads will prevail over Monsanto and Dupont.” Continue reading