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Ban on GMO plants advances at L.A. City Hall
Ban on GMO plants advances at L.A. City Hall

Facing pressure from groups both inside and outside of Los Angeles, city lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with plans to regulate the growth of genetically modified crops. The City Council voted to ask city staff to draft an ordinance banning the sale and growth of seeds and plants bearing genetically modified organisms within city limits. The law would be largely symbolic because there is little agriculture within the city. But the proposed ban received heavy support, especially from advocates of a failed 2012 California ballot measure that would have required the labeling of GMO food products. “The same way people across the nation watched and were widely inspired by the Prop. 37...