MEK Iran: Regime use of Harmful Pesticides on its Citizens
Last month, reports broke on social media that Russia had refused to accept imported Paprika from Iran and had returned the cargo. Soon after, rumours circulated that Iraq and Uzbekistan had also returned Iran’s potatoes. Some of the regime’s media attempted to whitewash the controversy, claiming, as usual, that there are secret hands behind the news who are attempting to destroy Iran-Russia relations.
Decisions were based on the regime’s use of non-standard pesticides
However, not long after the regime’s claim, word spread that all of these countries’ decisions were based on the regime’s use of non-standard pesticides.” This bitter news has saddened the agricultural sector and the people,” the state-run news agency ISNA said. The paprikas were returned to Russia, and the Iranian tomatoes and eggplants were also returned. Iran’s potatoes were just restored to Iraq and Uzbekistan. On December 28, 2021, the state-run news service ISNA reported that India had returned to the Iranian kiwi.
“The Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, must find a solution,” it continued, referring to the regime’s ministries’ neglect.”What exactly are these two ministries up to?” Why are technical raw ingredients for imported pesticides not being monitored? Why is it that the pesticide and fertiliser mafia is permitted to meddle with our high-priced agricultural products like this?”The incident was so severe that the administration was unable to conceal it, and debates about it were drawn into the regime’s legislative sessions.
Rent-seeking was invented by the mullahs’ regime
“My reminder to the Ministry of Jihad for Agriculture and the Ministry of Health is why should we hear from neighbouring countries that our food products are non-standard?” Alireza Pak Fetrat, MP, remarked on December 29. Why should 9 neighbouring countries return our agricultural products because they are non-standard?”
“We learned that some of our products that were exported to neighbouring countries have been returned,” stated Mohsen Alizadeh, MP, who exposed the government-controlled mafia behind this crime. In this regard, we were told that there is a vast mafia in the country that works solely to import pollutants and is unconcerned about society’s health.”At the Plant Protection Organization, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Jihad for Agriculture, there are managers who are receiving special bonuses. They’re inventing the concept of rent-seeking.”
The lead-in onions grown in Tehran exceeds 8 times more
The parliament speaker silenced his microphone and warned him not to continue since it was so embarrassing for the regime. Citing an environmental activist, the state-run daily Jahan-e Sanat exposed the regime’s mafia’s dirty involvement in this crime, writing:
“The amount of lead in onions grown in the south of Tehran exceeds the world standard by more than 8 times, and they practically announced that we couldn’t announce these statistics, and at the time, I published some of that material and was warned about why I had published confidential statistics.”
. On December 30, 2021, the state-run daily Jahan-e Sanat reported that “statistics released by the Ministry of Health clearly show that the costs and consumption of medicine in Iran are increasing.”