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‘Product of chemical synthesis’: Russian lawmaker targets artificial food additives in new bill

By ethan / August 13, 2018

A Russian lawmaker has proposed banning the naming of foodstuffs made with excessive artificial components after traditional products such as “sausage” or “lemonade.” MP Vitaly Milonov of the majority United Russia party addressed the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov in an open letter, insisting the state must toughen rules on product naming in […]

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Russia sets standards for organic food production

By ethan / August 6, 2018

President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law regulating production, storing and transportation of organic produce in Russia. The decree bans agrochemicals, pesticides, antibiotics growth stimulators and hormones. The new law, previously approved by both chambers of the Russian Parliament, will enter force on January 1, 2020. The regulation introduces references to “organic produce,”“manufacturer of […]

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Nizhny Novgorod offered food to workers in bid to finish World Cup stadium on time

By ethan / May 14, 2018

Authorities in Nizhny Novgorod offered free food and accommodation to workers in a bid to complete construction on the city’s World Cup Russia 2018 host stadium, Reuters reports. Read more The 45,000-capacity Nizhny Novgorod Stadium is one of the 12 venues that will host the tournament across 11 Russian cities, and it will hold England’s […]

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Russia expanding agricultural exports to lead global food market

By ethan / April 11, 2018

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he is proud of the domestic agro-industrial sector and has announced the expansion of agricultural exports. Russia’s dependence on imports has been successfully reduced, according to the prime minister, with the 2017 grain harvest exceeding 135 million tons. Read more “The Russian agribusiness sector is our pride. In 2017, […]

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Russian food exports to double by 2025 thanks to international sanctions

By ethan / March 12, 2018

Russia is strengthening its position in the global food market with the country’s agriculture sector booming. This is largely due to government policy in response to sanctions, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. “The policy of import substitution has proved its worth in a number of sectors. Talking about agricultural produce, we can say we […]

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