DATA RELEASE: CA Ballot Prop. 37: GMO Labeling - Funding Profile
CA Ballot Prop. 37: GMO Labeling - Funding Profile
Oct. 3, 2012—BERKELEY, CA—MapLight Voter's Edge for California, a nonpartisan guide to ballot measures, profiles the funding behind CA Proposition 37. The proposition, if passed, would require labeling of food sold to consumers made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. It would prohibit marketing such food, or other processed food, as “natural.” There are exemptions. As of September 30, 2012, campaign finance data from the CA Secretary of State shows $4.1 million has been raised on the Yes side and $34.5 million on the No side.
Below are the top 10 contributors to the "Yes" and "No" sides of Proposition 37 as well as contribution breakdowns by industry and state. A spreadsheet of campaign finance data showing contributions and expenditures can be found here. Source: CA Secretary of State - Cal Access. Please credit "a MapLight analysis of CA Secretary of State data ... ." Thank you. Producers: A MapLight spokesperson is available to speak in depth about the funding behind Proposition 37.
TOP 10 CONTRIBUTORS TO YES ON PROPOSITION 37
($4.1 million raised in total)
|1||MERCOLA.COM HEALTH RESOURCES LLC||$1,100,000|
|2||NATURE'S PATH FOODS U.S.A. INC.
FINE NATURAL FOOD PRODUCTS
|3||DR. BRONNER'S MAGIC SOAPS
|4||ORGANIC CONSUMER ORGANIZATIONS'
COMMITTEE FOR THE RIGHT TO KNOW
ABOUT GMOS (unitemized contributions)
|5||WEHAH FARM, INC., DBA LUNDBERG
|8||CLIF BAR & COMPANY||$100,000|
|9||GREAT FOODS OF AMERICA||$100,000|
|10||ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION||$92,468|
TOP 10 CONTRIBUTORS TO NO ON PROPOSITION 37
($34.5 million raised in total)
|2||E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.||$4,900,000|
|3||BASF PLANT SCIENCE||$2,000,000|
|4||DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC||$2,000,000|
|7||NESTLE USA, INC.||$1,169,400|
CONTRIBUTION BREAKDOWN BY INDUSTRY
Yes on Proposition 37 (Green)
No on Proposition 37 (Red)
CONTRIBUTION BREAKDOWN BY STATE
Yes on Proposition 37 (Green)
No on Proposition 37 (Red)
FUNDING PROFILES FOR ALL CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS
Proposition 30: Taxes (Brown Plan)
Proposition 31: Two Year State Budget
Proposition 32: Political Contributions
Proposition 33: Auto Insurance
Proposition 34: Death Penalty
Proposition 35: Human Trafficking
Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law
Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods
Proposition 38: Taxes (Munger Plan)
Proposition 39: Taxes for Multistate Businesses
Proposition 40: State Senate Redistricting
METHODOLOGY: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from electronic filings of committees formed to support or oppose statewide ballot measures for the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Data source: CA Secretary of State - Cal Access. MapLight Voter's Edge for California has been updated to reflect all available electronic filings of contributions to California's ballot propositions through September 30, 2012.
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