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Italy Wants to Ban Lab-Grown Meat to Protect Culinary Heritage

  • Government cites lack of studies on effect of synthetic foods
  • Lawmaker speaks of stopping ‘this decadence’ with draft law
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Italy’s government introduced a draft law that, if approved, will ban the production and sale of cultivated food and meat.

“We are proud to be the first nation in the world to stop this decadence,” said Augusta Montaruli, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party.