Want to know where all the 2020 presidential candidates stand on GMOs? You’re in luck.
We investigated the candidates’ positions based on who’s funding their campaigns, how they voted as elected officials and what they’ve said in their platforms and public statements. And we're ready to share.
Using data compiled by FEC.gov and OpenSecrets.org we dug up the dirt on who’s taken campaign contributions from the biggest companies in the food system, including the four multinational corporations, Bayer-Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, and DowDuPont (now Corteva).
Of course we know where several of the candidates stand on GMOs because they were in the House or Senate in 2016. That was the year Congress ended our fight for GMO labels on genetically engineered foods by passing a federal bill that took away states’ rights to label GMOs and instituted a federal “bioengineered disclosure” standard that has yet to result in any GMOs being labeled.
Truth be told, only Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) came out “GMO-Free” based on our research.
Note: This information was compiled by Citizens Regeneration Lobby (CRL), the 501(c)(4) sister organization of Organic Consumers Association. CRL can endorse candidates and engage in political advocacy that is out-of-bounds for 501(c)(3) organizations. We can’t share CRL’s endorsements with you here. If you’d like to receive that information from CRL via email, please join CRL here.