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As the volume of organic products across the world increased due to demand, it stagnated in Russia despite growing enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle.

According to a forecast developed by the Deputy Minister for the Northern Caucasus Federal District (SKFO) and chairman of the board of directors of the North Caucasus Development Corporation, Odessa Baysulatov, if the share of fruits and vegetables from the federal district in the country's capital currently amounts to 3 percent, by 2018 it could reach as much as 10 percent.

Located on 10 thousand square meters of land, a new eco-product production center, specializing in organic food, will open in Barnaul, according to the region's press center.

Master Seed, a seed-production enterprise in the Astrakhan Oblast, developed a new yellow-fleshed watermelon in the Astrakahn region of Russia in the midst of a project to develop a fruit that would reduce an individual's sensitivity to red pulp.

During a meeting of Russia's Union of Organic Farming of the Ministry of Commerce, Chinese organic produce suppliers announced their willingness to increase organic exports originating in the Shandun province.

The current problem facing Russian organic food manufacturers and retail representatives is the absence of opportunities to register produce as organic in the country, as presented in a press conference of the National Union of Organic Products Manufacturers and Consumers.