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L.A. council to weigh ban on growing genetically modified crops
L.A. council to weigh ban on growing genetically modified crops

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to draft an ordinance banning the growth of plants from seeds that bear genetically modified organisms. The ban would be largely symbolic because there is little to no agriculture within the city of Los Angeles. But ordinance co-author Councilman Paul Koretz said that it's an important show of support against GMO crops that he called "dangerous for the food supply." Nearly 50 community organizations, business owners and city residents submitted letters to the council in favor of the ban. Some were written by supporters of organic farming. One was sent in August from Pamm Larry, an organic farmer and founder of the statewide...

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