Monsanto Outspends All Other Ag Companies on Lobbying, Except Big Tobacco

From TreeHugger

And you wonder why there are no GMO labels in the US?

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You probably already know about how much lobbying Big Ag does in DC to ensure that Congress never really gets around to changing our industrial agriculture system (cynical, but essentially accurate), but over at Mother Jones, Tom Philpott points out a particularly egregious and shocking fact. Get this:

In 2011 Monsanto spent $6.3 million lobbying Congress. In the first three months of 2012 alone they spent $1.4 million on lobbying. That’s more than any other agribusiness company except for the tobacco company Altria, according to


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