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Public Disclosure Commission has updated list of I-522 contributions

A lot of money is pouring into Washington by opponents and supporters of I-522, the initiative that would require labeling of genetically modified foods or ingredients.

To look at the money raised to oppose the initiative by its main lobbyist, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, check out the state's Public Disclosure Commission site at this link.  All of the more than $11 million raised by the GMA will go to help the committee calling itself the No On 522 group.

The No on 522 group's contributions against I-522 come to more than $20 million.

The main committee supporting the initiative, Organic Consumers Fund Committee to Label GMOS in Washington State, has raised more than $780,000 to date. A listing of all the main committees for or against the initiative are here.


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