No GM products made in Iran

Financial Tribune- The head of the Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that no genetically modified product is made in the country.

“Only genetically modified soy and corn oil products have import permits,” said Rasoul Dinarvand, IRNA reported.

There is no genetically modified rice or wheat produced or imported into Iran, he clarified.

Nearly 80% of genetically modified soy and corn are produced in South American countries, and are labeled accordingly once they enter the markets in Iran, and people have the option to choose between a natural or genetically modified product, he said.

“Permitted GM products are in no way risky to people’s health and have been used in the world for years, he maintained.