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Monsanto Pours Millions Into GMO-Labeling Fight

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We're now only weeks away from the next big GMO-labeling vote in the United States; this time in Washington State, where citizens will cast their votes for the people's initiative 522, "The People's Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act," on November 5.

Initiative 522 will require seeds, raw agricultural commodities, and processed foods to be labeled if they're produced using genetic engineering.

As in last year's California Proposition 37 GMO labeling campaign, the opposition from industry is fierce, with millions of dollars being poured into the anti-labeling campaign.

According to the Public Disclosure Commission, the "NO on 522" campaign has already raised more than $11 million-nearly four times the amount raised by the pro-labeling camp. Monsanto leads the charge, having donated close to $4.8 million to the anti-labeling campaign.   

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