AG says more campaign money hidden in GMO fight

AG says more campaign money hidden in GMO fight

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AG says more campaign money hidden in GMO fight

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 7:14 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state attorney general says a food industry group that contributed heavily to defeat a measure that would've required labeling genetically engineered foods concealed millions more dollars in campaign contributions than has previously been reported.
 
The amended complaint against the Grocery Manufacturers Association increases the amount the state says the organization collected from members to oppose Initiative 522 without complying with Washington's campaign finance laws from $7.2 million to $10.6 million.

READ: Wash. AG sues food industry group over GMO initiative
 
Last month, Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the GMA, accusing the group of improperly collecting the cash in a manner that shielded the identities of the companies to protect them from scrutiny.  The Grocery Manufacturers Association has since identified about three dozen companies that contributed millions to help defeat I-522.

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