This just in from California Right to Know / Yes on 37:
Support for the GMO labeling proposal has plummeted to 48.3 percent from 66.9 percent two weeks ago, according to an online survey of likely California voters conducted by the California Business Roundtable and Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy.
At the same time, the proportion of respondents likely to vote “no” on the measure – known as Proposition 37 – jumped to 40.2 percent from 22.3 percent two weeks ago, according to the survey results released on Thursday.
“Clearly the ‘No’ side has more money and the advertising is having an effect,” Michael Shires, a Pepperdine professor who oversees the survey cited above, told Reuters.
Funding for the effort to defeat the “Right to Know” ballot initiative is led by chemical giants Monsanto and DuPont, whose businesses also are the world’s top sellers of genetically modified seeds.
Monsanto has contributed just over $7 million to fight the proposal, while DuPont has kicked in about $5 million. In all, the “No on 37″ camp has raised a total of $34.6 million, according to filings with the California Secretary of State.
“Yes on 37″ supporters – led by the Organic Consumers Association and Joseph Mercola, a natural health information provider – have donated just $5.5 million.
Depressing, huh? It’s so sad to me that companies like Monstanto and Dupont are throwing millions of dollars at this campaign and are using it to deceive people.
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