[30/10/2008] Italy opening up to gene technology

Italy used to be one of the EU Member States vehemently against green gene technology, but now the winds are changing. Italian Minister of Health Maurizio Sacconi declared last week in Milan that it was high time to lift the ban on GMO cultivation.[more]

[24/02/2008] Italien farmers ready to grow GM maize (Press Release of the Italian National Biotech Association)

67% of maize growers in the main maize growing region of Italy, Lombardy, say they would be ready to cultivate GMOs immediately were they given the chance. 74% of them are also in favour of running field trials of GMOs in Italy so as to better understand the ...[more]

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