Russian Government mulling “ban on food imports”

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 10th December 2009

Russia’s National Security Council is reportedly considering a ban on food imports in a bid to stimulate domestic production.

With food production viewed as an issue of national security, Russian regulators would like the country to be self-sufficient in food production.

According to local reports, the National Security Council has drawn up a Food Security Doctrine, which aims to see domestic producers control 95% of the grain market, 90% of the milk market and “no less” than 80% of the meat and sugar markets.

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