According to the Prime Minister, there is a risk that Russia may be left without this vegetable.
“In fact, this is critical because we understand that potatoes are the second bread. They will refuse in seeds at some moment, without potatoes we can remain. Therefore, geneticists need to be engaged in breeding, ”Medvedev said at the Golden Autumn forum.
During the event, the Prime Minister was shown the stand of North Ossetia. Medvedev really liked the “excellent potato”. The head of the republic, Vyacheslav Bitarov, noted that approximately 30% of the seeds are produced in laboratories, and potatoes are grown in highlands, where there are no carriers of diseases.
A source: https://govoritmoskva.ru/