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Washington Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Measure, Initiative 522 (2013), opponents

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Below is a full list of organizations and individuals that opposed Initiative 522, which was on the November 5, 2013 general election ballot in Washington.[1]


Former officials

  • Former Governor and US Senator Daniel J. Evans (R)
  • Former US Senator Slade Gorton (R)
  • Former US Representative George Nethercutt (R)
  • Former US Representative Sid Morrison (R)
  • Former Secretary of State Sam S. Reed (R)
  • Former State Representative Clyde Ballard (R-12)
  • Former State Representative John Serben (R-6)
  • Former State Senator Brian Murray (R-6)
  • Former State Senator Bob Morton, (R-7)
  • Former State Senator Jeanine Long, (R-44)
  • Mike DeVleming, Former Mayor and City Council Member of Spokane (R)


  • Association of Washington Business
  • Associated Industries
  • Northwest Food Processors Association
  • Northwest Grocery Association
  • Far West Agribusiness Association
  • Greater Pasco Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Washington Association of Neighborhood Stores
  • Washington Restaurant Association
  • Washington Retail Association
  • American Feed Industry Association
  • Greater Spokane Incorporated
  • Mainstream Republicans of Washington
  • Northwest Automatic Vending Association
  • Schorzman Farms Joint Venture


  • Basf PlantScience
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Dow Agrosciences LLC
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Monsanto
  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Bruce Food Corporation
  • Bumble Bee Foods
  • Bunge North America
  • Bush Brothers & Company
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Clement Pappas & Company
  • Conagra Foods
  • Dean Foods Company
  • Del Monte Foods Company
  • FlowersFood Inc.
  • General Mills Inc.
  • Hormel Foods Corporation
  • Kellogg Company
  • Knouse Foods Cooperative Inc.
  • Land O’Lakes Inc.
  • McCormick & Company
  • Mondelez International
  • Moody Dunbar Inc.
  • Nestle USA
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • Pepsi Co
  • Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
  • Rich Food Products
  • Shearers Foods Inc.
  • Sunny Delight Beverages Company
  • The Clorox Company
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Hershey Company
  • The Hillshire Brands Company
  • The J.M. Smucker Co.
  • Welch Foods Inc.
  • AgVentures NW, LLC
  • Backachers Emu Ranch
  • Buchholz Farms LLC
  • CR Cherries, Inc.
  • Darren Young Insurance Agency Inc.
  • Ekone Oyster Co.
  • Eltopia Irrigation
  • Henningsen Cold Storage Co.
  • LC Farms, Inc.
  • Maizena & Sunburst LLC
  • McGregor Company
  • Northern Oyster Co.
  • Skagit Farmers Supply
  • Sno-Valley Farms Inc.
  • SunRay Farms
  • Webley Farms and Cattle

Agricultural Organizations

  • American Seed Trade Association
  • Washington State Farm Bureau
  • Washington Association of Wheat Growers
  • Washington Asparagus Council
  • Washington Bulb Co., Inc.
  • Washington Cattlemen’s Association
  • Washington State Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • Washington State Dairy Federation
  • Washington Friends of Farms & Forests
  • Washington Growers Clearing House Association
  • Washington State Hay Growers Association
  • Washington State Horticultural Association
  • Washington Mint Growers Association
  • Washington North Idaho Seed Association
  • Puget Sound Seed Growers Association
  • Washington Potato and Onion Association
  • Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association
  • Western Washington Agricultural Association
  • Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association
  • Benton County Farm Bureau
  • Chelan/Douglas County Farm Bureau
  • Clark/Cowlitz County Farm Bureau
  • Franklin County Farm Bureau
  • Grant County Farm Bureau
  • Grays Harbor/Pacific County Farm Bureau
  • Island County Farm Bureau
  • King/Pierce County Farm Bureau
  • Lewis County Farm Bureau
  • Okanogan County Farm Bureau
  • Skagit County Farm Bureau
  • Snohomish County Farm Bureau
  • Spokane County Farm Bureau
  • Whatcom County Farm Bureau
  • Whatcom Farm Friends
  • Yakima County Farm Bureau
  • Stevens County Farm Bureau
  • Thurston County Farm Bureau