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Yesterday I again got a glossy flier in my mail box containing propaganda against I-522, Washington State's initiative to require GMO food labeling.

At the bottom of the flier, it says, "Top five contributors: Grocery Manufacturers Association, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgroScience LLC, Monsanto Company, Bayer CropScience."

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Top five contributors: Grocery Manufacturers Association, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgroScience LLC, Monsanto Company, Bayer CropScience by The No on I522 Campaign

So far I have gotten no such fliers from the Yes on I-522 campaign.

The No on 522 campaign's website is The Yes campaign's website is

According to the AP and the Seattle-PI, "Five corporations and a trade group representing food manufacturers have largely financed efforts to defeat Initiative 522, raising $17.2 million so far, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Supporters including Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps and natural food companies have raised $4.7 million."

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"In California last year, voters narrowly rejected a GMO-labeling measure after opponents mounted a $46 million defense [sic]. Proponents raised $9.2 million"

The flier contains an anti-I-522 quote by Ken Eikenberry. After the quote it identifies him as "Former Attorney General State of Washington" -- which is true, but Eikenberry was also former chair of the Washington State Republican Party.

Anti-I-522 propaganda page
Find out why Initiative 522 is not what it seems ... by The No on I522 Campaign

Anti-I-522 propaganda page
I-522 creates a costly new state bureaucracy and would mean higher grocery prices by The No on I522 Campaign

Meanwhile, the Tri-City Herald is reporting, in Farmer wants to protect growers from GMO seeds, that a farmer discovered that GMO alfalfa was somehow mixed in with his crop.

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