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As the volume of organic products across the world increased due to demand, it stagnated in Russia despite growing enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle.
Located on 10 thousand square meters of land, a new eco-product production center, specializing in organic food, will open in Barnaul, according to the region's press center.
The Corporation for Development of the Northern Caucuses reported that it received a certificate granting the region the right to use an Eco trademark on the Russian market.
Master Seed, a seed-production enterprise in the Astrakhan Oblast, developed a new yellow-fleshed watermelon in the Astrakahn region of Russia in the midst of a project to develop a fruit that would reduce an individual's sensitivity to red pulp.
Despite the consistent growth in demand for the organic foods in recent years, the economic crisis could disrupt this trend.
Russia's current ban against many Western imports in addition to the government's initiative to accelerate import substitution are both incentives for the Tula Oblast to continue developing its agricultural industry.
During a meeting of Russia's Union of Organic Farming of the Ministry of Commerce, Chinese organic produce suppliers announced their willingness to increase organic exports originating in the Shandun province.
The current problem facing Russian organic food manufacturers and retail representatives is the absence of opportunities to register produce as organic in the country, as presented in a press conference of the National Union of Organic Products Manufacturers and Consumers.
Commentary on "Global Demand for Organic Products Will Rise By 16 Percent Every Year". Based on our research and field surveys, interest in organic products in Russia is clearly growing. Particularly active in this regard are the members of the middle class and people with higher education.