October 11, 2012
Sacramento, CA — According to filings released by the California Secretary of State this week, the world’s six largest pesticide corporations, or “Big 6”, are now the six largest funders of opposition to Proposition 37. Collectively they have contributed more than $20 million to oppose the measure that would label genetically engineered food, including an intensive advertising campaign over the past two weeks.
Monsanto and five other corporations — BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Syngenta, collectively known as the “Big 6” — dominate the world’s seed and pesticide markets and actively oppose the measure... and...continue to enjoy unfettered and unlabeled access to the market, while consumers are left largely in the dark,” said Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, PhD, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network.... http://www.panna.org/big-6/press-release/big-6-pesticide-corporations-top-list-food-labeling-opponents
Benbrook Study on GM Crops and Pesticides http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664441577/benbrook-study-on-gm-crops-and-pesticides
Did Monsanto Write This Op-Ed Signed by a UC Davis Professor? | Appetite for Profit http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/2012/10/03/did-monsato-write-this-op-ed-signed-by-a-uc-davis-professor/