Italian lawmakers voted to ban laboratory-produced meat, a first in Europe. As a result of the testing of laboratory-grown meat, it was stated that synthetic food poses social, economic and health risks.
Although industries today develop solutions for sustainability, synthetic-artificial products developed in laboratory environments threaten living life. The Italian parliament has banned laboratory-produced processed meat because it threatens the culture and lifestyle of Italians and their health awareness.
In his statement on Italian television, Italy’s minister of agriculture, Francesco Lollobrigida, said, “We protect our food and our nutritional system by maintaining the relationship between food, soil and human labor for millennia,” and added, “Italy is the first country in the world free from the social and economic risks of synthetic food.”