Richmond council has banned genetically modified plants and crops that are being grown in the city. The council, who urged the government for mandatory labelling of foods that contain ingredients from genetically engineered crops, passed the motion on Tuesday. Richmond has seeking stronger labeling requirements and awareness of the issues raised by GMO. Only three farms in Richmond are known to be growing genetically engineered crops. There is potential danger of pollen drift from GE crops, which carries modified genetic material on the wind to other fields and could deter farmers from trying to grow certified organic crops in Richmond. Most of the major commodity crops such as maize (corn), soy, canola and cotton are grown in Canada and the U.S. are GE,
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