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Monsanto, Pesticide Companies Spend $5.5 Million More to Defeat Right to Know GMO Labeling Measure; Opposition Funds Total $32 Million

For Immediate Release: : Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
Contact: Gary Ruskin (415) 944-7350;

Sacramento, Calif. --  Monsanto just gave an additional $2.89 million to defeat Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered foods in California. Monsanto’s total contribution against Proposition 37 now stands at $7.1 million, according to campaign finance disclosure records filed with the California Secretary of State.

Other major pesticide companies also just made major additional contributions to defeat Proposition 37, including DuPont ($874,800), Dow AgroSciences ($815,200), Bayer CropScience ($381,600), BASF Plant Science ($357,700) and Syngenta ($178,700).

“Monsanto wants to buy this election so they can keep hiding what’s really in our food,” said Gary Ruskin, campaign manager of the Yes on Proposition 37 campaign.  “They are on the losing side of history.  Californians want the right to know what’s in our food, and we will win it.”

The “Big 6” pesticide firms (Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer, Dow, BASF and Syngenta) have contributed $19 million of the $32 million that the No on 37 campaign has raised.


Democratic Party Supports Prop 37: Beware of Slate Cards from Fake Democratic Groups!

The opposition is hard at work trying to mislead voters. Just today, an LA voter received a mailer from the "LA County Democratic" with a sample ballot advising a no vote on Prop 37. She called the LA County Democratic Party who told her that since the word "Party" isn't on the mailer, there's nothing they can do.





Documented Deceptions of No on 37 Campaign

For Release: November 2, 2012

Today leading consumer groups revealed a long list of documented deceptions of the No on 37 Campaign, including blatant misrepresentation of the positions of leading science, professional, academic organizations and government agencies as documented below. This pattern of fraud tells the true story about how far the world's largest pesticide and junk food companies are willing to go to keep American consumers from having a choice about genetically engineered foods. Opponents of Prop 37 have been caught red handed:

commented on No on 37 Lies Again About Newspaper Endorsement 2012-10-31 15:02:59 -0700 · Flag
Joanna – many of the newspapers got it wrong, is what happened. Here is a great article by Michele Simon that points out the many false claims and inaccuracies repeated by the editorial boards, many of which did not bother to check their facts. Many newspapers have endorsed prop 37 including the Examiner, North County Times, East Bay Times, San Francisco Bay Guardian and many of the weeklies.

'Trial Lawyer' Claims Are Ridiculous, Inaccurate

We have the right to know what’s in our food.  That’s the simple premise of Proposition 37, which would require labeling of food that is made with genetic engineering.  But instead of taking issue with that fundamental right, opponents of the measure – the largest chemical and processed food companies – are claiming the new law would lead to a wave of costly litigation, exposing food retailers to abusive lawsuits by rapacious trial lawyers. Nothing could be further from the truth.  

See below for the facts to counter their false claims.

co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the book Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.