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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Food Imports to Drop

MOSCOW -- Russia's Security Council said Friday it had presented to the government a draft program aimed at reducing the country's dependence on imported food.

"The security in the food sector is considered as a basic component of economic security of the Russian Federation," the Council, an advisory group of senior officials, said in a statement.

It said Russia's food market had become highly dependent on imports over the past few years while the domestic agriculture and processing sector was less well equipped than in the West.