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Peru – Illegal genetically modified maize found.

Research conducted at the Universidad Nacional Agraria, Lima, Peru, using PCR analysis claims to have found maize lines NK603 and Bt11 growing in the Barranca valley.

Peru’s has implemented the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and has not authorised any of these maize lines. The author therefore claims this to be illegal contamination.
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Report published online by Third World Network. >

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