Peru boasts a long coastline, soaring mountains and a jungle interior. It is home to 28 of the worlds 32 climate zones, 11 different ecological regions and 84 of the world’s 117 “life zones”. Incredible to imagine Peru has given the world the potato, the tomato, the peanut, quinoa, maca root, several varieties of chili and much more. This is the perfect environment for thousands of varieties of herbs and flowers, many never seen outside the country, to thrive. Farmers here believe they are simply guardians of the land for the next generation and that crops are gifts from the Gods. The growing appetite for ancestral food and Peruvians’ fierce resistance to GMO crops will help to ensure this diversity is maintained for generations to come.