Six pesticide and plant biotechnology firms have donated thousands of dollars to the campaign against SB633.
Pesticide and biotech firm Monsanto Company donated $183,294, GMO seed producer DuPont Pioneer $129,647, biotech firm Sygenta Crop Protection $75,000, and $22,353 each from biotech firms Bayer CropScience, BASF Plant Science and Dow AgroSciences.
It's a whopping amount of money for a local county measure, but the stakes are huge for these companies. If the measure passes, the companies stand to lose money.Opponents also fear the measure's passage could set a precedent and provide momentum for statewide efforts to ban genetically modified agriculture or require labeling of genetically modified foods.
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