Nov 6, 2023
Italy will ban synthetic food, Italian Agriculture Minister Francesco Lollobrigida told an event organised by the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and attended by EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski over the weekend, making it the first country in the world to do so.
On Monday, a bill that would ban the production, import and marketing of food produced in laboratories is due to be debated in parliament’s lower house.
Organised by ECR in Kilkenny, Ireland, the event entitled “Traditions and Innovation: A Conservative Future for European Farmers” had leading conservative politicians discuss the challenges and opportunities arising from European regulation and collaboration on animal husbandry, agriculture and the green economy. Lollobrigida and Wojciechowski attended remotely.
“Italy will be the first nation free of synthetic food and wants to set an example on how it can be regulated”, Lollobrigida (Fratelli d’Italia/ECR), who dialled in from a distance at the ECR event held in Kilkenny, Ireland, said.
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