labeling , with 61% approval. This week, the paper reported support was down by 19 points, according to the latest poll.
There is a lot at stake if Prop 37 passes, it would require labeling of genetically modified fresh and processed foods sold in California by July 2014. If passed it could be a tippig point for other states to pass similar laws.
The High Plains Journal , a Midwestern agricultural paper, reports that Monsanto has committed $7.1 million toward stopping the measure, and another $2 million was thrown in each by BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow Agrosciences and E.I DuPont de Nemours & Co (DuPont). Pepsico, Nestle USA, Coca-Cola North America, Conagra Foods and Syngenta Corporation each contributed seven-figure contributions to stop the measure.
The political might behind each of these companies is fierce, still supporters say this last trick goes too far. “The Justice Department should investigate this fraudulent dirty trick perpetrated by the No on 37 campaign,” said Gary Ruskin, campaign manager of California Right to Know Yes on 37. “They are running a campaign of lies, deceit and trickery, and some of it may be criminal.
Reported a proposition would likely pass to mandate GMO