If the bill passes, it would fine violators of the lab-grown meat ban up to €60,000.
“Laboratory products do not guarantee quality, well-being and the protection of our culture, our tradition,” said Minister for Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Francesco Lollobrigida on Wednesday.
“Even, let’s say it, with pride in our culture and our tradition, which is also food and wine, to our agricultural productions, ties a piece of our civilization and our model,” he added.
He followed up on Twitter, declaring, “Italy is the first nation free from the risks of synthetic foods.”
“A courageous result from the Meloni government, a strong stance in favor of the many traditional producers, besieged by a few increasingly unscrupulous multinationals,” he tweeted.
L’Italia è la prima Nazione libera dai rischi dei cibi sintetici.
Un risultato coraggioso del Governo Meloni, una presa di posizione forte in favore dei tanti produttori tradizionali, assediati da poche multinazionali sempre più spregiudicate. pic.twitter.com/UvbRGxUyvU
— Francesco Lollobrigida 🇮🇹 (@FrancescoLollo1) March 29, 2023
The farmers’ union Coldiretti had collected half a million signatures, including Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s, calling for the protection of “natural food vs synthetic food,” and praised the recent move by the government as a bulwark “from the attacks of multinational companies.”
“We could only celebrate with our farmers a measure that puts our farmers in the vanguard, not just on the issue of defending excellence… but also in defending consumers,” Meloni said in Rome.
The corporations and globalists, including Bill Gates and the World Economic Forum, have been trying to encourage and normalize lab-grown meat as part of the Great Reset plan to reduce carbon emissions.
The left-wing faction of the government and animal rights groups are predictably outraged.
“This time they are taking it out on synthetic food and prefer to continue with their reckless prohibition instead of doing research and developing a technology that could allow us to pollute and kill less,” said Riccardo Magi, president of the Più Europa party.
This comes days after Italy passed a law protecting citizens from the EU and World Economic Forum’s push to market insects as food.
“It’s fundamental that these flours are not confused with food made in Italy,” Lollobrigida said last week.
It appears some European countries are beginning to push back against the Great Reset agenda to transform the way humans eat food under the guise of fighting climate change.
**By Jamie White