Save Peruvian Maca - Salve La Maca Peruana
Update: Our petition is now closed.
We collected over 3000 signatures for the Minister of Agriculture in Peru. Fortunately, the Maca situation has stabilized in Peru and Maca prices have come down and high quality Peruvian grown Maca is available again. Beware, however that China is now selling its subpar Maca on the world market (read more here....). Always insist on Peruvian grown Maca.
Peruvian grown Maca is a highly nutritious food that benefits millions of people all over the world. And yet the global availability of this food along with its genetic purity are now under direct attack. Much of the 2014 harvest of Maca has been illegally smuggled from Peru. Farms in China are now producing more Maca (of much poorer quality) than Peru and attempting to dominate the global Maca market. Chinese companies now hold seven patents on genetically modified Maca.
Don’t let China steal or corrupt this national cultural treasure.
Please take steps to preserve the genetic heritage of Peruvian Maca and ensure that we all have access to 100% GMO-free, fairly traded Peruvian grown Maca now and into the future. Hard working Peruvian farmers and millions of dedicated Maca customers all over the world need and deserve your support.
For more details on this unprecedented situation, please read the following article and watch this video produced by the Peruvian news channel "Cuarto Poder."
Para mas detalles sobre esta situación sin precedente, favor de leer este artículo (en inglés) y ver este video producido por "Cuarto Poder" en Peru.
Please share this important petition with you friends and family. Por favor comparta esta petición importante con sus amigos y su familia. Thank you - Gracias!