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Should GMOs Be Allowed In the City Of Los Angeles?

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You are what you eat, and Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin want to make sure that you're not eating genetically-engineered food.

During a press conference at City Hall this morning, the two Councilmen announced their new motion to make Los Angeles a "GMO-Free-Zone." They hope to have the city ban the sale, distribution, and growth of genetically-modified seeds and plants, according to CBS Los Angeles.

It's the next step for them in their fight for healthy food. Koretz and the City Council voted in favor of Proposition 37 in California's state-wide election in Nov. 2012, which in the end was rejected. The proposition would have made it a mandatory requirement for food companies and stores to properly label food as being genetically-modified.

However, the new measure might be something that will spark interest in Los Angeles since 52 percent of County residents voted in favor of Proposition 37, CBS Los Angeles reported.