Examples: 1) California's Proposition 37, a bill that would force companies to place a GMO label on their products if they contain genetically modified ingredients, was not passed into law because the big agricultural companies spent MILLIONS of dollars on advertising to get people to say no to Prop. 37. Their ad campaigns overinflated the cost of labeling, and they listed foods that would be exempt. Here's the thing. The cost of labelling is probably about 10% of what they said, and under the state Constitution, ballot initiatives can only cover 1 topic. So they had to allow some exceptions to the bill, one of them being genetically-modified animals, which I believe are rare, if they exist. 2) A doctor in Texas, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, created a wonderful drug to cure cancer. Unfortunately, because the big pharmaceutical companies have placed the FDA on a leash with big paychecks, he can't sell the drug outside Texas.