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Russian food stamps to help push poultry consumption

  • 14 May 11:05

Russian food stamps to help push poultry consumption Russian meat and poultry producers have asked the government to allocate Rub800 billion ($ 11 billion) for a food stamps programme. The idea is to support demand for the remainder of 2020 for multiple products, including poultry meat and eggs to mitigate the effects of the continuing Covid-19 epidemic. The food stamp programme would not only support consumers, whose buying power shrank, but would also improve demand for the products of Russian-origin. The social and economic conditions in the country are complicated with the Covid-19 epidemic,” Sergey Mikhailov, general director of Cherkizovo. The Russian industry said the food stamps would save. Read more...