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Italian Government Takes Aim at Lab-Grown Meat, Defending Culinary Heritage

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Italy’s government has thrown down the gauntlet with a ban on the production and sale of lab-grown meat, all in the name of safeguarding the nation’s time-honored culinary traditions.

The recently enacted law firmly prohibits the use and trade of food and feed created β€œfrom cell cultures or tissue derived from vertebrate animals.” It also puts the kibosh on using terms such as steak or salami to describe plant-based products. Companies that violate the law face stiff fines ranging from €10K-€60K ($10.9K-$65.1K).

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