Peru bans genetically modified seeds

Posted on December 24, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Business, Peru

The law was passed by the full Congress last November 4.
The president of Peru, Ollanta Humala, enacted a law establishing the moratorium on the production of income and living modified organisms (GM or GMOs) for ten years.
Congressman Jaime Delgado, driver of the rule, said it is a response to the need to avoid irreparable damage to the country’s biodiversity and to achieve a prior environmental land.”With the law, we reaffirm our commitment to Peru and commitment to the protection of our biodiversity, there is no conflict with international agreements, each country is sovereign in applying the precautionary approach to protect their environment,” said. Read Article

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