Iran Now Re­quires GMO Food La­bel­ing

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Iran now re­quires that ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied food prod­ucts be la­beled as such. In ad­di­tion, im­ported ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied prod­ucts must have been ap­proved by the Euro­pean Union and the coun­try of ori­gin must be us­ing the prod­uct.

Ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied wheat and rice are still banned en­tirely, ac­cord­ing to Gho­lam Reza As­ghari, the head of Iran's Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Iran joins 64 other coun­tries around the world that re­quire la­bel­ing of ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied foods. The coun­tries that have not re­quired the la­bel­ing of GMOS in­clude those cor­rupted by the in­ter­na­tional agro­chem­i­cal in­dus­try.

Most ge­netic mod­i­fi­ca­tions of food crops are for the pro­duc­tion of a pes­ti­cide such as with corn and cot­ton en­gi­neered to pro­duce the Bt toxin, or her­bi­cide re­sis­tance. Some crops are en­gi­neered to have both traits.

Stud­ies have shown se­ri­ous health risks from GMO foods and mas­sive en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age.

The health ef­fects in­clude al­ler­gic re­ac­tions to tox­ins in the food and the rad­i­cal al­ter­ing of the mi­cro­biome in the di­ges­tive tract. This can cause a wide range of se­ri­ous health prob­lems.

The hu­man mi­cro­biome con­tains over 1,000 dif­fer­ent kinds of mi­crobes, most of them highly sus­cep­ti­ble to con­tam­i­na­tion by for­eign DNA and the tox­ins found in GMO foods.

How­ever, it is not just the ge­netic mod­i­fi­ca­tions that are the prob­lem but that most GM foods are part of a seed and chem­i­cal sys­tem that re­quire the in­creased us­age of ever more toxic chem­i­cals.

One of the most se­ri­ous prob­lems is from the her­bi­cide glyphosate, which is sprayed on much of the planet to sup­port ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied soy, canola, cot­ton and other crops. It kills weeds but also dam­ages the DNA of mi­crobes in the soil and ev­ery­thing else.

Glyphosate and other her­bi­cides have turned farm fields into vast dis­ease fac­to­ries and cre­ated en­tirely new pathogens, such as the mi­cro-fun­gus dis­cov­ered by sci­en­tists that is sus­pected as one of the causes of the near global col­lapse in pop­u­la­tions of in­sects, birds, bats and other species.

Stud­ies have shown that while glyphosate kills many plants it ac­tu­ally in­creases the growth of afla­toxin-pro­duc­ing fungi. In chil­dren, the toxin is as­so­ci­ated with stunted growth, de­layed de­vel­op­ment, liver dam­age, and liver can­cer. In adults it can cause a wide range of health prob­lems.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers and cor­rupt gov­ern­ment agen­cies claim that glyphosate does not bioac­cu­mu­late in the body and is ex­creted. How­ever, the facts prove oth­er­wise. Glyphosate in­deed re­mains in the body and ac­cu­mu­lates.

A study in Ger­many found that glyphosate was present in ev­ery sam­ple of hu­man urine tested, at lev­els 5-20 times higher than the Euro­pean le­gal limit for drink­ing wa­ter.

A study of the breast milk of moth­ers who were try­ing to avoid GMOS and glyphosate found glyphosate con­tam­i­na­tion 760 to 1600 times higher than the limit for drink­ing wa­ter. Glyphosate is con­cen­trated to mas­sively toxic lev­els in breast milk.

Glyphosate has also been found in the blood of peo­ple tested in 18 coun­tries.

In Ar­gentina (and other coun­tries), the DNA dam­age from glyphosate has re­sulted in ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied chil­dren with a sky­rock­et­ing in­crease in mis­car­riages, still-births, birth de­fects and chronic dis­ease in ar­eas where GMOS are grown and glyphosate sprayed. At­tempts to re­strict or ban glyphosate and or GMOS in Ar­gentina have re­peat­edly failed due to the cor­rup­tion of Ar­gentina's gov­ern­ment, but Brazil just banned the hideous chem­i­cal and oth­ers that are proven threats to hu­man health and the en­vi­ron­ment.

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