Good for Perú! Congratulations to all of you Peruvians, and I hope that México follows your example.
The first time I ever tasted a real tomato, I was in Cusco, Peru. I had picked them up at a Farmer’s Market, bought them from an old lady with wizened wrinkles and sun-browned skin. She’d carried a basket of them to market on foot from her scrap of land somewhere far down the mountain. It was a revelation — heaven and sunlight on my tongue! I never knew tomatoes could pack such flavor.
I fell in love with the country and it’s people, the Quechua indians who are the remnants of the once proud Incas.
Thanks to the indomitable spirit of that people, a ten-year ban on GMOs takes effect this week in Peru!
Stephanie Whiteside reports,
Peru’s ban on GMO foods prohibits the import, production and use of genetically modified foods. The law is aimed at safeguarding the country’s agricultural diversity and preventing cross-pollination with non-GMO crops. It will also help protect Peruvian exports of organic products.
Dr Martha Castro's Counter (SD: 10/28/11)