Magazine article Geographical

Cold Cuts for a New Cold War

Magazine article Geographical

Cold Cuts for a New Cold War

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'I want to reassure you that you won't notice a lack of high-quality beef. You are used to eating in good restaurants and you'll continue doing so. Bon appetit!' Those are words that Russia's Minister for Agriculture, Nikolai Fyodorov, may come to regret.

Fyodorov was announcing Russia's ban on agricultural imports from the US, EU, Canada and Australia in retaliation for sanctions over Russia's action in Ukraine. In 2013, Russia imported $1.3billion in foodstuffs from the US alone, including $lmillion of beef, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Russia's ban on agricultural products is slated to last for 12 months, and domestic producers are struggling to fill the gap. Local government in the Siberian region of Chukotka has replaced imported meat with reindeer in schools and hospitals. "Reindeer meat is environmentally clean, and that means that neither foie gras, Spanish jamon or any other delicacy can compare with it,' claimed a report on the Rossiya 24 news channel. …

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