Peru leads the way with a 10-year ban on all genetically modified ingredients

From the Occupy Monsanto blog:

Ordinary Peruvians influence the political process. Photo via Occupy Monsanto.

“In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as  Monsanto, Bayer, and Dow, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for a full decade before coming up for another review.

Peru’s Plenary Session of the Congress made the decision 3 years after the decree was written despite previous governmental pushes for GM legalization due largely to the pressure from farmers that together form the Parque de la Papa in Cusco, a farming community of 6,000 people that represent six communities. They worry the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will compromise the native species of Peru, such as the giant white corn, purple corn and, of course, the famous species of Peruvian potatoes. Anibal Huerta, President of Peru’s Agrarian Commission, said the ban was needed to prevent the ”danger that can arise from the use of biotechnology.”…”

Read more on Occupy Monsanto.


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2 responses to “Peru leads the way with a 10-year ban on all genetically modified ingredients

  1. Our corrupt governments will not take action unless forced into moral action. I ask all Canadians to look at the CACL Canadian Anti Corruption League – We intend to form a new non corrupt Canadian government and tackle this obscene issue head on. We cannot do it alone so get on board. Yea Peru for thinking of their citizens first. It had to start somewhere.


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