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

Citing environmental and health concerns, a panel of Los Angeles lawmakers Monday threw their support behind a citywide ban on growing genetically modified crops. The ban would be "largely symbolic," said Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, who co-authored the proposal, because there's limited agriculture in the city. But it would send a "clear signal that in Los Angeles we want to return to GMO-free food," he said in an interview. The proposal by O'Farrell and Councilman Paul Koretz seeks to ban the sale and planting of genetically modified crop seeds, in addition to the sale of genetically modified fruit trees and plants. A City Council committee agreed to...

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