EghtesadOnline: Currently 80% of the pesticides needed in Iran’s agriculture sector are produced inside the country, the head of Plant Protection Organization of Iran, Mohammad Ali Baghestani, said.
“All the domestically-produced pesticides are manufactured in accordance with Food and Agriculture Organization’s standards,” he was quoted as saying by ILNA.
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According to the head of Iranian Genetics Society, Samira Kahak, per capita consumption of pesticides in Iran is around 400 grams per year as opposed to 70 grams in the European countries and 80 grams in the United States, Financial Tribune reported.