Russian Official Encourages 'Food Patriotism'

Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's chief sanitary inspector, would like to see more "food patriotism" throughout the country. Translation: More borscht — cut the meals at McDonalds.

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Good morning, I'm David Greene with health advice from Russia.

Gennady Onishchenko, the country's chief sanitary inspector, is encouraging food patriotism. Translation: More borscht - cut the meals at McDonald's. The fast food chain is popular in many Russian cities. But Mr. Onishchenko had more to say. To beat the summer heat, he said people should just get to work early, rather than wear, quote, "spotted little pants that stop above the knees." We think he's referring to shorts.

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