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L.A. backpedals on proposal to ban growing genetically modified crops
L.A. backpedals on proposal to ban growing genetically modified crops

Los Angeles lawmakers reversed course late Monday on a proposed ban on the growth of genetically modified crops that had previously faced nearly zero resistance within City Hall. The proposal would ban selling and planting genetically modified crop seeds, fruit trees and plants within city limits. Opponents of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs — whose composition has been altered in a laboratory to resist disease — say they pose a threat to biodiversity and may be unsafe for consumption. Up until this point, there had been widespread support from council members, who approved the concept of the ban in October. Now, the language of the ordinance needs final approval....

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