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Update 10/24/14

FROM — http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81738502/
Los Angeles City Council voted Oct. 21, 2014 to ask LA city staff to draft an ordinance to ban the sale and growth of GMO (genetically modified organisms) within city limits.

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From – http://lagreenmachine.org/2014/10/16/urgent-we-need-your-help-to-create-a-gmo-free-la-by-food-day-october-21st/

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell introduced a motion to curb the growth and proliferation of GMO seeds and plants within the city, to protect local gardens and city-grown food from current future contamination from GMO seeds.

TOMORROW: MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

The motion has been scheduled in the Arts/Parks Health Committee TOMORROW, October 20th at 3pm, LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 1060.

Then, should it be approved by committee, it will be heard before the full City Council THE NEXT DAY, Tuesday, October 21st, 10am, LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 340.  (aka, Food Day/LA).

PLEASE make phone calls or send emails in the next three days to Councilmembers Gil Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Nury Martinez, Bernard Parks, Curren Price, Mitch Englander, and Joe Buscaino, to let them know how important it is for Los Angeles to be a GMO-Free Growing Zone.

Talking Points: http://lagreenmachine.org/2014/10/16/urgent-we-need-your-help-to-create-a-gmo-free-la-by-food-day-october-21st/

Motion to suppport: File 13-1374 Make Los Angeles GMO Free zone http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=13-1374

 

Contact Information:

Councilmember Gil Cedillo
 (213) 473-7001
councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org

Councilmember Paul Krekorian
(213) 473-7002
councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org

Councilmember Nury Martinez
(213) 473-7006
councilmember.martinez@lacity.org

Councilmember Bernard Parks
(213) 473-7008
councilmember.parks@lacity.org

Councilmember Curren Price
(213) 473-7009
councilmember.price@lacity.org
Tell him this is an important step in protecting AB-551, the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones, which he has co-presented a motion about.

Councilmember Mitch Englander
(213) 473-7012
councilmember.englander@lacity.org

Councilmember Joe Buscaino
(213) 473-7015
councildistrict15@lacity.org

More:
http://lagreenmachine.org/2014/10/16/urgent-we-need-your-help-to-create-a-gmo-free-la-by-food-day-october-21st/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/GMO-Free-Los-Angeles/130864966978664?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

https://www.facebook.com/gmofreesoutherncalifornia

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