The Los Angeles City Council voted last week to move forward with a plan to ban on GMO plants within the city limits. This vote comes just two years after the voters of California rejected Proposition 37, which would have forced the labeling of GMO foods.
Only a slim majority of Los Angeles voters, 52 percent, approved Proposition 37. The city ordinance, if fully drafted and passed, would be largely symbolic since it would apply to seeds and plants, not the final food products, and there is little agriculture inside Los Angeles.
The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is confident that biotechnology will deliver significant consumer and producer benefits, and NAWG supports continued biotechnology research and market and product development. Click here to read the full article care of the LA Times.