Big Food uses dirty tricks in ballot fights over GMO labeling, soda taxes

Posted by Mike Confino, October 31, 2014

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On Nov. 4, voters in three Western states will decide four food-related ballot measures that seem to have little in common: The two state-level measures in Oregon and Colorado would require genetically engineered aka GMO foods to be labeled as such, and two local initiatives in California in San Francisco and Berkeley would place a small tax on sugary soft drinks.

But they do have something in common. A large portion of the opposition for all four measures is being funded by two megacorporations: Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Moreover, the opposition is using many of the same tactics.

via Big Food uses dirty tricks in ballot fights over GMO labeling, soda taxes | Al Jazeera America.

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