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Update: Lab Grown Meat Not Yet Banned in Italy – Italy Becomes First Nation To Ban Bill Gates’ Fake Meat Due To ‘Serious Health Concerns’

By Daniela De Lorenzo

Italian Minister of Agriculture Francesco Lollobrigida said on October 2o the withdrawal of its proposed anti-cultivated meat bill Italy submitted to the European Union ‘is not a step back’, but many speculate that the government may want to avoid a likely rejection by the European Commission.

On October 13, Italy officially withdrew the Technical Regulation Information System notification (TRIS) for this bill, a EU procedure aimed at preventing the creation of barriers within the block’s internal market. Only after a positive scrutiny of the EU the law can enter into force in Italy, but without it, it remains scrap paper.

Over 2 million people and 3500 municipalities in Italy have signed a petition to normatize cultivated meat, said Minister Lollobrigida – although Italian agriculture organisation and promoter of the petition Coldiretti latest numbers confirms in March the collection of half million signatures. But despite this relative consensus, the ban could prevent the settlement of new biotech and lab-grown food firms in the country, whereas according to Italian science group Associazione Coscioni, the ban could be considerate a breach to Article nine of the Italian Constitution, that promote the development of scientific research.

In March of this year, Giorgia Meloni’s brother in law and Agriculture Minister proposed a draft law to ban lab-grown food in Italy – with the aim to “protect national interest, food heritage and consumers’ health.”. The bill included measures that prohibit the production and sale of what in Italy is called ‘synthetic food’ and a fine of up to nearly $64,000.

In July, the Senate of the Italian Republic approved on July 19 the bill preventing the production and import of cultivated products, whereas Lollobrigida stated his pride in Italy’s pioneering role of first country to ban the marketing, importation, and production of synthetic food.


By Baxter Dmitry

Italy has become the first country to issue a total ban on Bill Gates’ synthetic meat products after numerous studies found the lab-grown fake meat products cause turbo cancers in humans. Meanwhile, in the US the Biden administration has fast-tracked the controversial products for approval.

“Italy is the first nation to say no to synthetic food, to so-called ‘synthetic meat’. It does so with a formal and official act,” Health Minister Orazio Schillaci announced. “The resolution calls for a commitment to ban the production, marketing and import of synthetic foods within our territory.