I saved this excerpt from a Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds article back in December:
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced recently his vision for Russia to become the world’s leading exporter of non-GMO foods. In an address to the Russian Parliament on December 3, 2015, Putin 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.”
Trust me, I love our U S of A. Not trying to dog on the homeland here, but it’s hard not too in this case. Certainly, this was a slap in the U.S. government’s face about Monsanto being deep in its pockets, but it’s well-deserved in my opinion. See below if you don’t believe me:
From the Mercola article:
Over the years, this biotech giant has successfully infiltrated an ever increasing number of high-level federal regulatory positions in the U.S. government; many of which are positions meant to protect your food safety
Pathetic. 50 countries, including France, Germany, and Italy have banned or restricted GMOs, while the U.S. doesn’t even require labeling. C’mon, guys. We can do better.