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PROPOSITION 37 CONTROVERSY UPDATE: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff-New Organic Heroes Step Forward (No Longer AWOL)

  For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page, All About Organics page and our California News page.

The Cornucopia Institute updated its popular infographics, which contrast the organic brands that are supporting the campaign in California to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs) with the organic brands that are part of a biotechnology/agribusiness campaign to keep consumers in the dark about genetically altered food patented and controlled by Monsanto and other biotechnology giants.

Many more well-known independent organic brands have joined the fight on the side of California citizens and the "Yes on 37" campaign, pushing their funding total to over $4 million.  This figure, however, still pales in comparison to the $35 million raised so far by corporate opponents.

Recent surveys indicate that 60%-70% of California citizens support the ballot initiative Proposition 37.

In addition to many new brands, including a number of cooperative and independent retailers, it is noteworthy that Applegate, a purveyor of natural and organic meat, recently contributed $50,000 to the Yes on 37 campaign. 

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