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Richmond council to hear from Monsanto on GE food ban

Representatives from CropLife Canada are expected to appear at Richmond council tonight, hoping to convince councillors not to proceed with their decision to ban genetically modified plants in Richmond.

CropLife Canada is a trade association that represents pesticide and plant biotechnology manufacturers, developers and distributors, including Monsanto.

Local residents who support council's resolution are turning out to voice their opinion at tonight's meeting, which starts at 8 p.m. at Richmond City Hall.

Last week, city council endorsed a resolution Tuesday opposing the cultivation of genetically engineered plants and trees in Richmond. The resolution states that apart from three existing dairy farms growing genetically modified corn, no further such crops are welcome.

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