On November 5th, Washington State will either approve or reject a law that would require manufacturers to display labels that contain genetically modified foods. If this law passes (Initiative 522), Washington would be the first state in the US to require GMO labeling. Large food companies like Monsanto and DuPont teamed up to raise almost 22 million to promote anti-labeling!
The Grocery Manufacturers Association = the biggest donor for promoting anti-labeling, making up half of the 22 million raised.
PepsiCo Inc = spent $2,352,965 against I-522
Nestle = spent $1,528,206 against I-522
Coca Cola Company = spent $1,520,351 against I-522
General Mills, Inc. = spent $869,270 against I-522
ConAgra Foods, Inc = spent $828,251 against I-522
What do you think about GMO labeling? Is it right for US citizens to know where their food is coming from?
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