Russia bans food from the United States and fruit from the European Union. According to the article, Russia is the second largest importer of U.S. poultry. Maybe Russia doesn’t want its chicken processed in China either? While this sounds like a political move, I can’t say I blame Russia, as I don’t want most food that is mass-produced in the United States because of what’s in it.
Who I AmDina Di Maio, author of Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy's Food and Its People; Writer 20+ years; NY lawyer copyright and trademark experience
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