Most of you know that Russian President Putin has Russia saying “nyet” to GMOs and asserting their national focus on being the world’s largest exporter of organic food in addition to providing their people with healthy non-GMO food.
This wasn’t a snap spontaneous decision. It came after years of examining the downside of GMO foods and their effects on humans. They had no dog in the hunt since there are no biotech industries thriving there. So they could have a long objective look at studies that weren’t filtered out by Monsanto, Syngenta, and other GMO giants.
Part of Russia’s agricultural system includes small private rural “gardens” that provide produce to the mother country’s welfare. It’s estimated that 40 percent of vegetable and fruit crops come from that sector.
As part of Russia’s drive to provide nothing but organic food for itself and others in Europe, the Mideast, and Asia, it’s reported that the Kremlin has been awarding land without charge to farmers or gardeners who pledge to raise only organic fruits and veggies. I’m not sure if grains and animal products are included with the land give-a-ways.