Jackson County GMO measure draws big money

Jackson County GMO measure draws big money

Measure 15-119 has attracted approximately $1.3 million, with supporters raising more than opponents.

That includes $455,000 donated to the opposition campaign from six biotechnology and agriculture companies, including Monsanto and Syngenta.

Supporters haven’t raised as much as opponents. Our Family Farms Coalition, the main political action committee supporting the measure, has raised about $376,000. Top donors include $75,000 from GMO Free Jackson County, another political action committee supporting the measure; $40,000 from Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps; $30,000 from the Organic Consumers Fund; and $25,000 from Mercola.com, a natural health site.

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