Russia signals aim to be organic superpower 

Russia has signalled its intention to become a global “organic superpower”, reports Russia Today.

In September, Russia announced that it would ban genetically modified organisms in crops and in food products. Now, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has signalled the country’s desire to become the world’s biggest producer of “ecologically clean”, non-GM and organic food.

Addressing the Russian Parliament last week, he said: “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.”