Iran to label GMOs
Published: October 4, 2018
Category: GMO Labeling News, The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter
Iran’s Food and Drug Administration began labeling all genetically modified products—including corn and soybean oils—in July; by August all food products with ingredients derived from GMOs will be labeled as well.
Regarding GM imports, department head Gholam Reza Asghari said they must have EU approval and the country of origin must be using the product. “Soybean oil and corn oil are the only imported GM products in Iran, while wheat and rice will not be imported into the country under any circumstances,” he added.
While the GMO issue is controversial, the administration’s law demands labeling. The decision reflects awareness of the unknown long-term impacts of GMOs, particularly health risks, revealed in animal studies.
Source: Tehran Times
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