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No on 37: $45 Million Against the Right to Know

MONSANTO COMPANY $8,112,069
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO. $5,400,000
PEPSICO, INC. $2,145,400
GROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION $2,002,000
BASF PLANT SCIENCE $2,000,000
BAYER CROPSCIENCE $2,000,000
DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC $2,000,000
SYNGENTA CORPORATION $2,000,000
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL, INC. $1,950,500
NESTLE USA, INC. $1,461,600
COCA-COLA NORTH AMERICA $1,455,500
GENERAL MILLS, INC. $1,230,300
CONAGRA FOODS $1,176,700
KELLOGG COMPANY $790,700


Yes on 37 Launches Major TV Ad Buy with Positive Message: Food is Love

After 25 days of blistering attacks, Prop 37 still leads polls

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 26, 2012

Oakland – After withstanding 25 days of deceptive attack ads that have gone unanswered, the Yes on 37 California Right to Know Campaign today launched a seven-figure television ad buy with a positive message that tells the true story of Proposition 37, which would be the first law in the nation to require widespread labeling of genetically engineered food.

“It’s all very simple: Food is a sacred part of our lives. We absolutely have a right to know if our food comes from nature, or if it was genetically engineered in a lab by companies like Monsanto and Dow,” said Stacy Malkan, media director of Yes on Proposition 37 California Right to Know campaign.

See our new Food is Love ad here: https://prop37.nationbuilder.com/donate_for_truth

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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; gary@carighttoknow.org

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.

 


Prop 37's First TV Ad: No on 37 Run by Same Companies that Told us DDT and Agent Orange were Safe

For Immediate Release: Monday August 27, 2012
Contact: Stacy Malkan, 510-542-9224; stacy@carighttoknow.org

The Yes on Proposition 37 California Right to Know Campaign launched an early media blitz today directly challenging the record of deceit of the big corporations that are now working to deny Californians the right to know what’s in their food. 

Proposition 37, which will be on the California ballot in November, would be the first law in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. 

View the 30-second ad here. The ad presents the history of notoriously inaccurate corporate health claims, including falsehoods from some of the very same corporations now funding the No on 37 campaign.

 


Big Tobacco Shills trying to stop gmo labeling in California

APPETITE FOR PROFIT, by Michele Simon, August 13, 2012

The food industry really hates it when you compare them to Big Tobacco. They try to deny the negative association by claiming that food is different than tobacco. Of course that’s true, but why are the same consultants that have worked for the tobacco industry now shilling for Big Food, opposing the ballot initiative that would require labeling of all foods containing GMO ingredients?

Hiring Secret Consultants for the Dirty Work

The latest financial filings in California for the “No on 37: Coalition Against the Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme” – reveal a $7,500 payment to the Sacramento-based political consulting firm, MB Public Affairs. Here is how the Los Angeles Times described the firm last year: 

MB Public Affairs is headed by Mark Bogetich, a garrulous operative known to his friends as “Bogey,” who has helped a number of Republican candidates neutralize their opponents. In recent years, MB Public Affairs has worked for Altria, once known as the Phillip Morris Cos. …

 


Big Ag pumps $10 million into anti-GMO-labeling campaign

LOS ANGELES TIMES, by Marc Lifsher, August 13, 2012

la-big-ag-pumps-10-million-into-antigmo-labell-001.jpegSACRAMENTO -- Major bio-tech companies and manufacturers of household food products, including Campbell SoupGeneral Mills and Coca-Cola, have pumped almost $10 million into the campaign to defeat Proposition 37, the November statewide ballot initiative to require labels for genetically engineered crops and processed food products.

The California Secretary of State's office reported that a members of the Coalition Against the Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme, sponsored by farmers and food producers, had contributed $9.98 million since the close of the Jan. 1-June 30 reporting period.


Who Opposes Proposition 37, and Why?

big_6.jpgNot everyone agrees that consumers have the right to know what’s in our food. If you do, now is the time to get involved. New contributions freshly posted on the Secretary of State website reveal an all-star cast of big corporations opposed to honest labeling of our food – and we need your help to ensure the real story gets out to voters this fall.  Here are the key players opposing Proposition 37, the California Right to Know initiative to label genetically engineered foods.

Pesticide Peddlers: The “Big Six” chemical companies have given the largest donations to date to the opposition, totaling more than $1.1 million, as explained by Tom Philpott in Mother Jones.

Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Syngenta: These are the guys who make the pesticides, and also make or promote the seeds that are genetically engineered to withstand the pesticides, thereby allowing them to … sell more pesticides. You get the picture. GMOs are “the growth engines of the pesticide industry,” explains Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, PhD, Senior Scientist at Pesticide Action Network.


How California's GM Food Referendum May Change What America Eats

THE GUARDIAN, by Richard Schiffman, June 13, 2012

California-GM-food-referendum-change-what-America-eats.jpegLast month, nearly 1m signatures were delivered to county registrars throughout California calling for a referendum on the labeling of genetically engineered foods. If the measure, "The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act", which will be on the ballot in November, passes, California will become the first state in the nation to require that GM foods be labeled as such on the package.