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Why Russia's food ban hurting Moldova is a bad omen for others

Aug 12, 2014    

Harbovat, Moldova Farmer Sergiu Calmac watches as row upon row of juicy red apples once destined for Russia ripen, fall to the ground and start to rot.Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on produce closer to home in Moldova, a small Eastern European country seeking deeper ties with the European Union.Farmers here in one of the poorest corners of Europe are already feeling the pain, with some deciding not to harvest some of their fruit and vegetables at all this season. Calmac's predicament is one that farmers across Europe and beyond can expect t...

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