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    Peru Passes Ten Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods

    Ten Year Ban on Genetically Modified Seeds and Foods Takes Force Thursday
    November 17, 2012 by Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES

    A 10-year ban on genetically modified foods in Peru came into effect this week, state news agency Andina reported.
    Peru’s executive has approved the regulations for the law that prohibits the importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country.

    Violating the law can result in a maximum fine of 10,000 UIT tax units, which is about 36.5 million soles ($14 million). The goods can also be seized and destroyed, according to the norms.

    The law, which was approved by President Ollanta Humala last year, is aimed at preserving Peru’s biodiversity and supporting local farmers, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal said.

    Peru’s previous administration, under President Alan Garcia, had supported the proposal to use genetically modified organisms. The initiative came from Peru’s private-sector export society, known as Comex, and strongly supported by Ministry of Agriculture advisors at the time. Their focus was mainly on boosting crop output for biofuels.

    However, then Environment minister Antonio Brack, whose portfolio was created by Garcia —basically paying lip service to requirements of the Free Trade Act with the United States— successfully fought the initiative and with environmental groups generated public awareness of the issues involved.

    Besides protecting an increasing export industry of organic and native products, the ban protects Peru’s exceptionally varied native plant species —the import and use of GM seeds for corn, for example, would eventually destroy the different and multicolored species grown in the Andean region.

    However, despite the fact that the ban will certainly protect Peru’s crops, more than 70% of the foods on the supermarket shelves in Peru contain GMOs, according to Crisólogo Cáceres, president of APEC, the association of consumers and users, in an interview with Gestion business daily. Some are labeled as such, some are not —the consumer protection law says consumers have a right to know what they are eating or drinking but institutions within the government are working to extend the deadline again for a further year.
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    Absolutely brilliant move from Peru. A brave stance indeed, and we can likely expect a CIA sponsored terrorists to start an up rising soon against the brutal dictator who dares to stand in the way of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer and their profits.

    I wonder what the visa requirements are like there?

    (Oh, and I did try to find this story in the mainstream media, but alas, they think supporting the "GM FOODS ARE GOOD FOR YOU" line is too important to allow this success story to encroach upon their propaganda.


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    Becoming quite the established fashion worldwide.
    Many countries are saying no to this process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Becoming quite the established fashion worldwide.
    hardly fashion, more common sense

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    One of our heroes should be Ms. Vandana Shiva....

    A long-time leader and valiant activists.
    She's winning the cause.

    The tides are turning.

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    Yes, good for them.

    If you haven't seen it already, 'Food Inc' is worth a watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    (Oh, and I did try to find this story in the mainstream media, but alas, they think supporting the "GM FOODS ARE GOOD FOR YOU" line is too important to allow this success story to encroach upon their propaganda.
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
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    possibly why .....................

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    Do they still have real food in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    You will note that I did link it.

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    ^

    Noted , apologies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    (Oh, and I did try to find this story in the mainstream media, but alas, they think supporting the "GM FOODS ARE GOOD FOR YOU" line is too important to allow this success story to encroach upon their propaganda.
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
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    possibly why .....................
    Indeed - I seem to have forgotten that the online versions on main stream news papers delete all of their back issues online after a few months. Silly me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Do they still have real food in the US?
    A rare commodity...

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    Is it any surprise that the new commissioner of the FDA is a former VP of Monsanto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Many countries are saying no to this process.
    Wonder what they will be saying when they haven't enough to eat?
    Feeding a rapidly growing 7 billion population won't be done using current agricultural practices. GM food may be the only practical solution. GM food has not been "proven" unharmful but never proven to be harmful either.

    There would be no need for GM foods if we all craved Soylent Green. Population decreases and everybody well fed.

    World Population Clock: 7 Billion People - Worldometers
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Is it any surprise that the new commissioner of the FDA is a former VP of Monsanto?
    After the Cheney-Halliburton connection, nothing could surprise me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Many countries are saying no to this process.
    Wonder what they will be saying when they haven't enough to eat?
    Feeding a rapidly growing 7 billion population won't be done using current agricultural practices. GM food may be the only practical solution. GM food has not been "proven" unharmful but never proven to be harmful either.

    There would be no need for GM foods if we all craved Soylent Green. Population decreases and everybody well fed.

    World Population Clock: 7 Billion People - Worldometers
    Food mustn't be an intellectual property, the potential consequences are too dire to even imagine, and outweigh any advantage GM crops might deliver. So far they haven't, farmers who use them find themselves in an extortion spiral of the corporations, and prices for consumers are going up up up. Ban the shit, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Many countries are saying no to this process.
    Wonder what they will be saying when they haven't enough to eat?
    Feeding a rapidly growing 7 billion population won't be done using current agricultural practices. GM food may be the only practical solution. GM food has not been "proven" unharmful but never proven to be harmful either.

    There would be no need for GM foods if we all craved Soylent Green. Population decreases and everybody well fed.

    World Population Clock: 7 Billion People - Worldometers
    Food mustn't be an intellectual property, the potential consequences are too dire to even imagine, and outweigh any advantage GM crops might deliver. So far they haven't, farmers who use them find themselves in an extortion spiral of the corporations, and prices for consumers are going up up up. Ban the shit, period.
    There won't be 7 million around to feed if New World Org. (led by the USA) has its way.
    We don't know if GM foods are good or bad because we haven't and won't be informed. Once GM foods get the green light a lot of other little nasties will be added and we won't know shit.
    These foods along with other measures are being designed to kill of the masses. Just take a look at obesity and its dire effects but the multi corporations are allowed to continue pumping the shit out.

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    ^I believe that too. For most it is just too much to believe!

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