Import of unlabeled transgenic products
Imports of transgenic products are done without labels, why should transgenic products be imported without checking for transgenics and having labels? Is it the right of the Iranian people for the government to give a clear answer as to how many types of transgenic products, whether imported or domestic, are on the market?
According to the social group of the Pouya Reporters Club; Transgenic crops are so-called genetically engineered crops, for example, the transfer of a cold-resistant animal gene to a tomato fruit will, under certain conditions, cause the modified tomato to become cold-resistant or to transfer a relatively resistant gene. Toxins, or types of genes that transmit innumerable other properties, and this means that when we isolate a piece of the DNA of an organism or a complete gene from an organism and insert it into the set of genes of another organism. The new organism is called a transgenic organism (genetically modified).
These products cause new diseases in humans and have caused death in many species of animals such as mice and butterflies, so many countries use these products as a biological weapon against their enemies. In most countries of the Americas, Europe and even Asian countries, including Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Bhutan and Saudi Arabia, have officially banned the cultivation of transgenic crops, while in Iran, a license to cultivate transgenic killers and sterilizers has been formally included in the Sixth Plan bill.
But this serious story does not end here! It is not only transgenic crops that are a major threat and a cause of genocide for Iranians, but we also ax our roots by consuming domestic products. Nitrate is a substance that widely contaminates groundwater and surface water. Nitrate is also a potential threat to human health. It is especially common in infants because it causes a condition called “methoglobinemia” or bruised neonatal syndrome; This complication can occur especially if the baby is fed dry milk diluted with high-nitrate water.
When nitrate enters the body by eating and drinking water, it is converted to nitrite in the gut, which then combines with hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying protein in the blood that causes redness) in the blood to form methemoglobin. The ability of the blood to carry oxygen decreases.
According to the World Health Organization, most adults consume between 20 and 70 mg of nitrate daily with foods such as lettuce, celery, spinach, and; This indicates that in addition to drinking water, food also contains nitrate. Other side effects of using nitrate are that in the long run it can reduce stomach acidity, enzyme deficiency, lower normal blood hemoglobin, depression, affect the nervous system and temporal If its concentration is above 70%, it will cause death.
Unfortunately, under the circumstances that in developed countries the importance of people’s health and nutrition has a special place, in our country there is not even a transgenic laboratory and nitrate products in the Food and Drug Administration! It is unfortunate and surprising that despite the import of transgenic products for many years, the Food and Drug Administration has not yet established a comprehensive and advanced laboratory to study them.
Why do these products enter the country without checking for transgenics and having a label? Is it the right of the Iranian people for the government to give a clear answer as to how many types of transgenic products, whether imported or domestic, are on the market? Why do drinking and mineral waters contain nitrates all over and no action is taken to purify such waters? Drugs on these and other domestic products, which in the long run pose irreversible risks to public health.