Coke North America donates against Prop. 37
Atlanta Business Chronicle by Jacques Couret, Senior Online Editor
Date: Monday, September 17, 2012, 2:59pm EDT
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola North America donated $1.2 million to fight California's Proposition 37.
A unit of a Fortune 500 based in Atlanta appears on a list of top donors to a campaign against a proposed California law that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola North America is No. 8 on the list and donated $1.2 million to fight Proposition 37, according to California Right to Know, which supports the proposition.
The top donors against the proposed law:
1.Monsanto Co. -- $7.1 million
2.E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. -- $4.9 million
3.BASF Plant Science -- $2 million
4.Bayer Cropscience -- $2 million
5.Dow Agrosciences LLC -- $2 million
6.PepsiCo Inc. -- $1.7 million
7.Nestle USA Inc. -- $1.2 million
8.Coca-Cola North America -- $1.2 million
9.Conagra Foods -- $1.1 million
10.Syngenta Corp. -- $1 million