The Russian government decided to force healthy eating

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Photo: Ekaterina Chesnokova / RIA Novosti

Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Gordeev instructed the competent departments to work together with the scientific community to compile a list of foods that you should be required to be enriched with vitamins and microelements. It is reported by RBC with reference to the press service official.

The order was given following the meeting of the interdepartmental working group on implementing the strategy of improving the quality of food products in Russia up to 2030. In particular, it is planned to make it compulsory salt iodization, and enrichment of milk with vitamins A and D.

“Our goal is to provide [people] such products with the necessary vitamins and minerals arriving on store shelves,” — said Gordeev.

Mandatory salt iodization are trying to introduce for a long time. A similar bill, the party “United Russia” was submitted to the state Duma in 2013. In the explanatory Memorandum it was stated that the “voluntary” model of salt iodization did not materialize, while “from an economic point of view, the use of iodized table salt is the most effective investment in intellectual and physical health of the nation”.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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