Russia’s GMO Import Ban Boosts Local Organic Farmers*

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Russia’s GMO Import Ban Boosts Local Organic Farmers*

Since the sanctions, “people have started to think more about where their food comes from” says organic food connoisseur, Boris Akimov.

Russia’s ban on western imports of food products may be helping the local, organic producers in the country, according to a report by the New York Times on Tuesday.

Speaking to the NYT, Boris Akimov, co-founded of LavkaLavka, a farm cooperative that sells local produce, said he has recently started receiving large orders from new customers. He has even had to turn some people away because his 100 farmers cannot produce enough to fill demand.

“The main thing which the sanctions have already changed is in people’s minds — in government, in business and on the streets, they have started to think more about where their food comes from,” Akimov told the NYT.  “If the sanctions give a chance to develop…

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