CA Proposition 37 Funding Update

October 31st, 2012

With contributions coming in daily from companies supporting or opposing Proposition 37 in California – the GMO labeling referendum – it’s not easy keeping our infographics up-to-date!  Here’s a quick update.

YES on 37 (heroes):

New contributors include Glorybee Foods ($10,000), Teeccino Caffe ($1,000) and Earth Circle Organics ($1,000).  Companies making contributions in addition to prior donations include Presence Marketing (an additional $55,000) and Stonyfield Farm (an additional $25,000).  And several executives chipped in with personal contributions, including Presence Marketing owner Bill Weiland ($25,000), UNFI, Inc. CEO Michael Funk (an additional $15,000) and Presence Marketing COO Christine Tzumas ($1,000). Briarpatch Community Co-op contributed an additional $1,375.

Music fans might be interested to learn that musician Jack Johnson contributed $5,000.


NO (fighting citizens right to know what is in their food):

The agrochemical corporation DuPont contributed half a million dollars 10-31-12.  General Mills, the parent company of organic brands Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen yesterday contributed an additional $95,000 and the J.M. Smucker Company, which owns organic juice brands R.W. Knudsen and Santa Cruz Organic, contributed an additional $70,000 to oppose Proposition 37. 

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