The report states that Monsanto's political contributions to candidates grew by 58% from 2008 - 2012, not including its contributions to ballot measure committees, perhaps as a result of growing opposition towards GMO products in general.
Just wait until they put out a report analyzing 2013 contributions!
Missouri, bastion of progressive politics, raked in over $140K in 2012 from the agriculture behemoth, followed closely by Illinois!
Monsanto favors Republicans, but that doesn't mean they don't want influence in Democratic caucuses as well:
They also appear to be more concerned with buying influence then buying elections—$490,000 was contributed to winners, $39,000 to losers, $3,000 to people who withdrew, and $84,000 to people not even currently up for election:
Should we continue to allow these big-moneyed, very interested organizations to influence and control our public policy decisions, or should we try to promote the idea that corporations aren't people and they don't share our political rights?
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