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Paul Koretz
Why on earth is the City Council trying to ban GMO crops in L.A.?
Why on earth is the City Council trying to ban GMO crops in L.A.?

Even if you hate the idea of genetically modified food, you would gain nothing from a Los Angeles City Council proposal to ban the growing of such crops here. That's because no one grows them in L.A. and as near as anyone knows, no one has any plan to do so. That makes the proposed ban largely symbolic — in addition to being irrational and unscientific. Yet it seemed almost certain to pass this week, because a state law that takes effect Jan. 1 was believed to prohibit any such ordinance in the future. The tight time frame placed extra pressure on council members to act hastily. Fortunately, the council's Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee refused Monday to...

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