Russian Duma proposes using seized food products to feed the poor

Anton Belyakov, a member of the Federation Council of Russia, has proposed that sanctioned food, which is set to be destroyed in Russia, be freely distributed to the needy. He introduced a corresponding bill to the State Duma.

Medusa reported that the bill proposes that sanctioned food, which still complies with sanitary and epidemiological requirements, “should be given out, free of charge, in aid of socially important needs”. This is due to the fact that the number of poor people in Russia increases each day.

According to Belyakov, the destruction of sanctioned food cannot be justified “in light of the difficult socio-economic situation in Russia”.

Over 7,500 tons of sanctioned food was destroyed in Russia in one year.

  Russia, Sanctions, food embargo