Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Peru researchers urge let-up in GMO moratorium

The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture's national institute of agricultural innovation, the INIA, has recommended a softening of the policy on the presence of genetically modified organisms in produce, national media report. It calls for a 2% threshold in the adventitious presence to be permitted on imported produce “in order to avoid a supply deficit” in the country. Peru issued a ten-year moratorium on the import and production of GMOs in 2012. The INIA notes in a letter to the Ministry of Agriculture dated March of this year that the adoption of its proposal would mostly affect the supply of “hard yellow” maize with added warnings of falling production in Peru due to a lack of seed, business newswire El Eomercio reports. The recent appointment of Dr Luis de Stefano as director of the INIA had led to expectations of a policy reversal on GM crops. Dr de Stefano is an advocate of their use.

Topics

What to read next

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

AG022372

Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel