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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.
The GMO issue is particularly explosive in Italy. As the second-largest producer of organic crops in Europe and the fourth largest in the world, there is widespread fear of the potential damage resulting from accidental GMO contamination.
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