Biotech Updates

Iran Starts Labeling GM Food

July 25, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Iran has obliged food producers and importers to label all food products, whether they contain ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This was announced by Gholam Reza Asghari, head of Iran's FDA.

Asghari stated that GMO labels must be put to GM products such as soybean oil and corn oil starting July 23, which is the beginning of the current Iranian calendar month of Mordad. By next month, all products with ingredients derived from GMOs will also be affixed with proper labels. He also emphasized that many countries label their food, whether GM or non-GM, and that GM ingredients are usually cheaper, and can be used according to the consumer's preference and income.

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