Europeans should eat more fruit and vegetables to make up for Russian restrictions on food imports from Western countries, Germany's agriculture minister said.
"Eat! You should eat, I should eat, we should eat," the minister, Christian Schmidt, told German radio.
In a tit for tat move, Russia imposed one-year embargo on nearly all food imports from the EU, the US, Canada, Australia, Norway and Australia.
"You cannot lament the fact that there is lots of fruit and then not eat fruit, that much is obvious," Schmidt said in the interview with Deutschlandfunk.
The EU has introduced measures to help some European farmers affected by the ban.
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