The import and production of transgenic products is prohibited
The import and production of transgenic products is prohibited; A spokesman for the parliament’s agriculture commission said: “We have presented a plan to allow only scientific research on transgenic products in the Sixth Plan, but not to allow the import of such products or their production in the country.”
Commenting on the decision of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture to use transgenic products in the agricultural sector, Lee Waqfchi said: “In the Committee on Agriculture, we concluded that in the Sixth Development Plan, only the scientific and research section of transgenic products will be allowed, but licenses to import Do not give such products or their production in the country.
In response to how we are now witnessing the cultivation of new varieties of transgenic crops, including cotton, in the country, he said: “Everything that has happened so far is a thing of the past, but we have raised this issue in the Sixth Development Plan. It will be performed in the parliament and finalized.
The spokesman of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture also explained about the share of the agricultural sector in the Sixth Development Plan: “We believe that the agricultural sector is responsible for 20% of the country’s employment on average, but unfortunately its share in the budget credits is only 5%.” 7%.
According to the representative of the people of Zanjan in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, it is proposed that the share of the agricultural sector in the credits in the Sixth Plan reach at least 15%, because this sector is the cheapest, fastest and safest way to create sustainable employment.
He emphasized: “We encourage the Joint Commission and the parliament to vote in favor of this plan.”