Gallery: Peru Bans Genetically Modified Foods for 10 Years


Anybody planning to sneak genetically modified seeds into Peru should think twice – the country has just launched a historic ban on GMOs. Following a long struggle by the last administration’s environment minister Antonio Brack and several activist groups, current President Ollanta Humala signed a law last year that prohibits the import, production or use of GMO foods for the next ten years. The law went into effect last week, and would-be violators face huge fines.

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  1. Jassmine Bazaar December 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    This is wonderful I hope other countries follow suit

  2. jrcsamad December 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    @Audigaudi….Monsanto’s GMOs don’t use the intelligence of nature to produce their product variants. Their GMOs produce unanticipated proteins that have adverse effects on the environment and the health of those who eat them. I suggest you check out “seeds of deception” website, to get a good look at status of artificial GMOs ala Monsanto.

  3. audigaudi December 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I must have missed the memo that outlines where supporters of sustainability must also support organic heirloom vegetables only. Corn is the most well known and one of the oldest forms of a GMO, this has ensured it’s place in nature as well as the success of civilization in this region. I can understand limiting importation of non-native species, however for a biome to enhance the capabilities of their own native species definitely has a place in research and use. That being said, I’m open to debate and criticism, and if proven wrong, will amend my ways. But this is how I perceive GMOs at this point in time.

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