Washington Judge Fines Food Group $18M in 2013 ballot fightJudge Anne Hirsch found the Grocery Manufacturers Association "intentionally violated" state campaign finance disclosure laws as it raised and spent money to defeat Initiative 522
More Money Pours Into Food Labeling Fight Biotechnology giant Monsanto Co. on Monday dumped another $540,000 to fight a Washington state ballot measure requiring genetically engineered foods be labeled.
State Atty. Gen. Sues Food Industry Group Over I-522 Washington's attorney general accused a food industry group Wednesday of violating state campaign finance laws for how it collected and spent more than $7 million to oppose a food labeling initiative.
Big Money Shapes GMO Food Labeling Fight In Wash. The debate over labeling genetically modified foods has shaped up to be one of the costliest initiative fights ever in Washington state, with most of the dollars coming from out of state.