Peru to introduce GMO rules
Peru will introduce biosafety legislation to regulate genetically modified crops this year, the official news agency, the Andina, reports. The Minister of Agriculture, Ismael Benavides, says “there is no need to hurry” but intends to push ahead with the Ministry’s plans. “I do not want to commit myself to any date, but publication [of the bill] is likely by the end of the year,” he reportedly says. The Ministry is waiting on reports of similar legislation from other countries in the region [the Americas].