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Looks like these guys have been up to no good and it is catching up to them. I hope there are real and significant repercussions, as this cannot be taken lightly. After all, we are talking about peoples life and health.
Mikael Thalen by Mikael Thalen
October 17th, 2013
Updated 10/17/2013 at 11:55 pm
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed suit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Wednesday, following earlier reports that revealed the group was laundering donation money to oppose I-522, Washington’s GMO-labeling initiative.
GMA members including PepsiCo, Kraft, and Coca-Cola experienced massive public backlash for donating millions against California’s labeling proposition, the GMA created the “Defense of Brands Strategic Account” for Washington state, an avenue to funnel and conceal its members’ donations.
“Truly fair elections demand all sides follow the rules by disclosing who their donors are and how much they are spending to advocate their views,” Ferguson said in a press release. “The GMA explicitly attempted in their own words, to shield members from criticism for opposing Initiative 522.”
Unknown GMA members have so far donated a total of $7.2 million, becoming 522′s largest opposition group…
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