Iran Now Requires GMO Food Labeling
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.