Cultured meat: After Italy's law, the EU now looks with concern at artificial foods

Regulation & Compliances
Published Jan 25, 2024

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Italy is leading a group of 14 EU countries in calling for a halt on the consumption and production of cultured meat, citing health, ethical, economic, and environmental concerns. This follows Italy's law prohibiting synthetic food and feed production and marketing. The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council is currently discussing these issues. Additionally, Coldiretti, an Italian agricultural organization, is urging European institutions to regulate lab-produced food as pharmaceutical products due to the many uncertainties associated with new food production technologies.
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Europe is also now looking with concern at cultured meat. Italy, which, driven by the Coldiretti battle, was the first country in the world to approve a law banning the production and marketing of synthetic food and feed, leads the alliance of EU countries that are ready to ask for a "moratorium" on consumption and production of “cultured meat” for health, ethical, economic and environmental reasons in the event of a vote. This was said by Coldiretti Toscana in commenting on the result of the discussion of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on concerns relating to food production in laboratories. The legitimate doubts and fears reported by Coldiretti which it collected in support of the popular petition are making their way among many countries, confirming Italy's role as a trailblazer, which is a world leader in food quality and safety, and in policies to protect citizens' health. Tuscany was among the first Italian regions to take the field in December 2021, collecting 35 ...
Source: Agricolae
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