From the outset, the NHL has been the public face of the biotech industry.
That includes the fact that the league’s logo is a cartoon with a giant, open mouth and a “Monsanto” symbol on it.
(The NHL was founded in 1871 by the company.)
In recent years, the league has been a frequent partner in the lobbying effort against GMO labeling.
The league is the leading voice in the fight against a Vermont law that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods.
In the fall of 2016, the NFL joined a coalition of professional sports leagues, including the NHL, the NBA and the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, to fight the Vermont law.
It was a big win for the league, but it also came with a major cost for Monsanto.
In a letter to Congress, the NCAA and other major sports leagues said they would no longer pay for NFL advertising in the state of Vermont if the Vermont legislature passed a GMO labeling law.
But the league said it would not stop working with the NFL and other professional sports teams to lobby on the issue.
The NFL also announced it was working on an initiative with a state agency to make sure that genetically modified food is labeled on the label.
Monson, the world’s largest producer of Roundup herbicide, has lobbied against labeling laws that would allow for the labeling and has spent more than $3.7 million on lobbying since 2015.
In that time, Monsanto has spent over $300,000 to lobby against Vermont’s GMO labeling laws.
In addition, Monsanto also paid for a campaign by former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to pressure state legislators to pass the Vermont bill.
Cuomo has also spent millions to fight GMO labeling in other states.
“Monsonsanto and its corporate partners have a long history of using deceptive tactics to mislead consumers, and now they are using that same deceptive tactics against Vermont,” said Mike McCollum, the attorney for the League of Conservation Voters, which is one of the groups suing the NHL.
Montanol, a top player in the biotech and agricultural industries, is also a major shareholder in Monsanto, with a $15 billion stake.
Monsanto is the world leader in the cultivation of genetically engineered corn and soybeans, which are grown for export.
The NBA’s public affairs department is staffed by several employees who specialize in GMO issues.
The NHL’s media relations department also has several employees whose specialty is marketing.
In addition, a number of other NHL players, including Ryan O’Reilly, have made public statements about GMOs and Monsanto.
O’Reilly was asked by a reporter at the beginning of the season what he thought about Monsanto’s GMO-labeling push.
He responded, “We are not going to have a debate about what’s best for the fans, the fans are the fans.”