Russia Set To Become Leading Organic Food Exporter

Thursday, September 21, 2017
By Paul Martin

Carol Adl
YourNewsWire.com
September 21, 2017

As Europe opts to publicly support genetically modified crops, Russia, who banned GMO’s in 2016, has been ramping up its production and export of organic food.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans back in 2015 to make Russia the largest supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food which Western producers “have long lost.”

An EU court ruled last week that Italy could not ban the cultivation of an EU-approved genetically modified crop.

RT reports:

“Recently the organic food market has definitely expanded in Russia. The organically produced food industry held a market valuation of $178 million in 2015, an increase from 2010’s $116 million total,” economist Iryna Kobuta at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia told RT.

“Euromonitor has also noticed increased spending on pre-packaged organic food and drink in Russia. 2015 saw consumers purchase close to $12 million worth of packaged eco-foods. Russia exports organic buckwheat, millet, alfalfa, flax, and wildly grown products – including wild berries, mushrooms, cedar nuts, and herbs – to a variety of countries. Russia also exports organic wheat to the EU,” she added.

In 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to make the country the largest supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food which Western producers “have long lost.”

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