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Mon May 9, 2016, 06:41 PM

Russia wants to be the worlds top exporter of Non-Gmo and organic food

This comes at a time when countries are refusing to accept America's GMO foods


Russia—which largely opposes genetically modified food (GMOs) and is stamping out GMOs in its entire food production—wants to be world’s largest exporter of non-GMO food, according to RT

In a speech given to Russian Parliament last week, President Vladimir Putin announced his intention to be the world’s biggest supplier of “ecologically clean and high-quality food” and criticized GMO food production in western countries even though demand for organic food has soared exponentially in recent years.

“We are not only able to feed ourselves taking into account our lands, water resources—Russia is able to become the largest world supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food which the Western producers have long lost, especially given the fact that demand for such products in the world market is steadily growing,” he said.

Putin also said that in the last decade, Russia has gone from importing half of its food to becoming a net exporter. Putin claims that Russia now makes more money from selling food than from selling weapons and fuel.


http://ecowatch.com/2015/12/09/russia-non-gmo-food/

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Reply Russia wants to be the worlds top exporter of Non-Gmo and organic food (Original post)
womanofthehills May 2016 OP
WhiteTara May 2016 #1
Xolodno May 2016 #2
bjo59 May 2016 #3
nationalize the fed May 2016 #7
lagomorph777 May 2016 #9
NuclearDem May 2016 #4
jomin41 May 2016 #5
womanofthehills May 2016 #6
uhnope May 2016 #8

Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 06:48 PM

1. The only thing to be concerned about is the glow

from Chernobyl farm lands.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Mon May 9, 2016, 07:20 PM

2. Uhmmm....that would be from Ukraine.

But what I can't get my head around is....this is a lucrative niche market, but since the sanctions, those products wouldn't make it to the US (which probably due to distance, wouldn't happen anyway)....or most EU nations. Countries like Austria, Switzerland, etc. would only be the benefactors. Unless, the end of sanctions is an already forgone conclusion.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 08:20 PM

3. Would love to see Russia actually do this. There would be Russia as the largest exporter of non-GMO and

organic produce while the US government continues to put ex-Monsanto people at the head of the FDA and rams GMO down the throats of its own people and the throats of as may foreign populations as it can. Those arrogant SOBs in our government think they're winning on all fronts... completely clueless as they stuff their pockets will filthy lucre.. totally unaware that they're digging another grave in the graveyard of empire.

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Response to bjo59 (Reply #3)

Mon May 9, 2016, 09:52 PM

7. + a few million

well said.

totally unaware that they're digging another grave in the graveyard of empire.


It's like living in Rome circa 375. Behold the train wreck.



"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."-Karl Rove

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Response to bjo59 (Reply #3)

Thu May 12, 2016, 03:49 PM

9. The battlefields of the next Cold War will be

farmers' fields. Instead of Hitler vs Stalin, it'll be M0n$@nt0 vs Putin. As before, hard to pick the lesser of the two evils.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 08:30 PM

4. With Russian safety standards, listeria and E coli are going to be the least of your problems.

 

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 09:39 PM

5. Interesting!

Thanks, womanofthehills, you always have interesting stuff.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 09:48 PM

6. US companies want to keep Cuba organic - to help supply Americans' appetite for organic food

Cuban farms could one day help to feed Americans’ burgeoning appetite for organic food.

Amid the fanfare over President Barack Obama’s visit to Havana, U.S. officials and executives from major food companies, including Honest Tea, Stonyfield Farm and Global Organics, are eyeing the island as a potential supply of organic products, looking to take advantage of its close proximity and decades of farming without chemicals.


Cuba has the ability to grow many of the products that are in high demand in the United States. Coffee and bananas, which both grow well in the island’s tropical climate, are the top two organic imports by value in the United States, and mangoes are not far behind, according to the USDA. Combined the three products represented more than $600 million worth of imports to the U.S. in 2013.

Then there is the possibility of having Cuban farmers grow organic versions of other high-demand crops, especially corn and soybeans needed for animal feed.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/the-case-for-keeping-cuba-organic-221475#ixzz48DUJgsqm
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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2016, 03:44 PM

8. "Putin said" "according to RT" "Putin wants"

 

it's like a bad joke

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