Friday, August 14, 2015

Russians Burning Dutch Flowers

Russia continues with the destruction of products imported from the West. Last week, thousands of kilos of cheese and other foodstuffs were burned. This is now the case with Dutch flowers. The Russian authority for Food and Consumption, Rosselchoznadzor, has recently announced that there are often small insects in Dutch flowers, which are considered dangerous to Russian agriculture.  A boycott can cause major problems for Dutch flower growers.  The Netherlands views such acts as political sanctions, despite the official justifications on the part of the Russian authorities.

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