Italian Agriculture Minister Francesco Lollobrigida confirmed the prohibition in a press conference. "Italy is the first nation to say no to synthetic food, [and] to so-called 'synthetic meat,' … with a formal and official act," he told reporters. "The resolution calls for a commitment to ban the production, marketing, and import of synthetic foods within our territory."
According to Lollobrigida, such edicts "aim to regulate situations where the environmental public health could be at risk, or where there is uncertainty regarding the effects of certain products that are being consumed or will be introduced to the market." He concluded: "It is crucial to have measures in place to address these potential risks, and ensure the safety of the environment and public health in such cases."
Earlier, the agriculture minister told the Il Messaggero newspaper that the law banning fake meat will put Italy "at the forefront" of the movement against fake food. "They are poor quality foods," he said. "We protect health and the environment." (Related: Viva Bistecca! Italy to ban FAKE MEAT, other synthetic foods.)
Incidentally, Lollobrigida is a close ally of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni as both are part of the Brothers of Italy party. Her populist coalition government backed legislation that banned synthetic meat after a petition led by the Coldiretti agricultural forum received more than 500,000 signatures. The petition was then forwarded to Meloni's office, which responded positively.
"We could only celebrate, with our farmers and the president of Coldiretti, a measure that [also] puts Italy at the forefront [of] the subject of consumer protection," she told her supporters gathered outside the Chigi Palace in the capital Rome. "We are linked to the fact that every citizen who eats here … in the homeland of excellence can have the same opportunities to consume food of which [they know] exactly where [it] comes from."
"We are based on the principle of prevention and [aim to] preserve the agri-food heritage of our nation," Italian Health Minister Orazio Schillaci meanwhile said. "We are for the Mediterranean diet."
Italy's ban on fake meat comes as a serious blow to globalists pushing for lab-grown meat. Foremost of them is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who wants first-world countries to eat fake beef instead of the real thing.
"I do think all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef," he told the MIT Technology Review during a February 2021 interview. "You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they're going to make it taste even better over time."
Siemens Chairman Jim Hagemann Snabe also espoused fake meat during the 2023 meeting of the globalist World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He argued that reducing meat consumption would mitigate the alleged "impact of human activity on the environment."
"If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you – it has a big impact," said Snabe. "Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but it will also inspire innovation of food systems. I predict we will have proteins not coming from meat in the future; they will probably taste even better."
This was not the first time Italy issued a ban on foods pushed by the globalist elites. In March, it banned the use of insect flour in the country's traditional dishes such as pizza and pasta. Under the ban, insect powders will be displayed separately from other foods on supermarket shelves and their packages will have labels in large lettering.
Three ministers under the Meloni government, including Lollobrigida and Schillaci, held a press conference in Rome to announce the prohibition. "It's fundamental that these flours are not confused with food made in Italy," Lollobrigida remarked. "Whoever wants to eat these products can, but those who don't – and I imagine that will be most Italians – will be able to choose."
Watch Dr. Jane Ruby reveals how American food companies incorporate insects in their meat products in the clip below.
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