Biggest agribusiness lobbying spender
In January 2013 it was reported on the Union of Concerned Scientists website, http://www.ucsusa.org, that Monsanto had spent more on lobbying than all other agribusinesses to “persuade Congress and the public to maintain the industrial agriculture status quo”.
The company was said to spend millions of dollars every year on activities including: lobbying members of Congress and other federal officials; contributing to politicians' election campaigns and targeted advertising at politicians.
In 2012 the company was said to have spent more than $6 million in lobbying. Its advertising spend for financial year 2012 was said to be $87 million. Campaign contributions for 2012 were said to be more than half a million dollars.
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