Organic farming on the rise in Peru - 13 Sep 2009  
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According to an announcement made this past week by Peru’s Minister of Agriculture, Adolfo De Cordova, approximately 33,000 farmers currently practice organic growing methods.

With 273,000 hectares certified thus far for organic growing nationwide, the Ministry of Agriculture is also providing technical support to nearly 10,000 growers.

This trend supports a previous decision made by some regional governments to ban genetically modified crops and support organic growing instead.

Thousands of varieties of foods such as potatoes have thus been protected along with people's health and the country’s ancient culture.

A green salute, Minister De Cordova, all organic growers and Peru for your noble leadership in this sustainable practice. Wishing similar measures for all governments to bring the highest benefit of nutritious fruits and vegetables to people worldwide.