Newmont Mining corporation in Peru: here.
Peruvian Region Says No To GM Potato
International Institute for Environment and Development
A major region of Peru has banned genetically modified (GM) varieties of a crop that has been grown there for thousands of years and which helped to fuel the ancient Inca empire.
The Cusco regional government’s Order 010 is intended to protect the genetic diversity of thousands of native potato varieties. It forbids the sale, cultivation, use and transport of GM potatoes as well as other native food crops.
The potato originated in the highlands of South America. Peru and its Andean neighbours are the crop’s centre of diversity – with more than 4,000 distinct varieties that farmers have developed over generations.
Local farmers’ organisations fear that genes from GM potatoes could transfer into local varieties and alter their unique properties.
See also here.
Exposed: the great GM crops myth: here.