Russia urged to produce more meat
Russia should build up the production of top quality
frozen pork and poultry, Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev said this
He was speaking at a conference of Stavropol Territory officials devoted to
the implementation of the agro-industrial complex development national project
and a five-year state programme.
"Frozen products are one of our major
competitive edges over imported frozen meat and this edge must be used far
better," he said. "Currently all of Russia-produced pork is processed into
sausages and salami."
Gordeyev said the growing import of meat products was
"outrageous expansion and an unfair struggle for the Russian
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