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New generation in Iran faces bad nutrition

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Poverty stricken children in Iran, with many forced into labor to help parents make ends meet
Poverty stricken children in Iran, with many forced into labor to help parents make ends meet
NCRI, 21 Oct 2013 - Usage of chemical fertilizers was supposed to be reduced to one third and replaced with plant and living fertilizers, which has not been done so far giving out improper nutrition.
The usage of meat and dairy products has greatly reduced in the food basket of the Iranian people being replaced with fat, explained the head of the agricultural commission.
He said: “Based on recent research 10 per cent of children under the age of 5 are facing lightweight, and in villages percentage is higher.”
“Anemia from lack of iron is higher among girls between the ages of 15 to 19 than women of ages 20 to 45. This shows of an improper nutrition among the new generation.”
Around 2 per cent of the people suffer from digestive cancer. One third of this figure is related to the fertilizers and poisons remaining in the food product and 50 per cent of it comes from places with the most usage of chemical fertilizers.
This government official said: “The soil in South Tehran is contaminated with heavy metals causing great contamination in production with lettuce, mint and scallion containing the most lead.”
Food production in the country must increase to decrease at least 30 per cent of the damages caused in the production unit, he said.