Italian minister wants ban on GE foods

The following is an edited excerpt. 

The Italian agriculture minister has said she wants to create a ban in Italy on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Italian Agriculture Minister Nunzia De Girolamo said that she would push for legislation with backing from the Italian health and environment ministers. “I believe they think as I do, at least judging from their statements in recent days,” De Girolamo said in an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera. Responding to De Girolamo, Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said that she gave her “full support” to the agriculture minister, but added that from a juridical point of view, “a solution had to be found”.

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