Lobbyist Group Sued for Hiding Funders Against GMO-Labeling in Washington

Washington Initiative 522 (I-522) was an initiative before Washington State lawmakers to label genetically engineered foods – a measure that would have marked an overwhelming victory in the pursuit of transparency and honesty in food manufacturing and production. Not surprisingly, food makers fought it tooth and nail. One group, the Grocer Manufacturer Association (GMA) has funneled millions into the fight, and was being sued for hiding the source of that money.

“Moms for Labeling” brought a lawsuit against the GMA alleging they are crossing the line, essentially laundering money by not disclosing who is contributing the $7 million they’ve given to the “No on 522” campaign.

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