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Russia halts rice import
4.12.2006 15:11
Russia halts rice import

Russia has introduced a temporary limit on rice export. It also halts licence granting and annuls all import permissions existent at the moment. According to the Federal agricultural service of Russia, several recent lots of imported rice contain a high level of pesticides and are polluted with metals and dangerous chemicals. Specialists of the agricultural service havent pointed at any particular countries the import ban will concern.
      On September 29 Russia stopped rice import from the US explaining that genetically modified rice is coming on the market of the States without safety control check. The EU countries have stopped the US rice import as well.


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