The council of ministers convened on Tuesday evening under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Meloni took important decisions on different issues. Accordingly, the council of ministers adopted the bill banning the production and marketing of synthetic food and feed, including artificial meat. The government will seek the approval of the lower and upper house of parliament for the bill to become law.
Agriculture Minister Francesco Lollobrigida said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting, “In a society where the rich eat well and the poor do not eat, there is a risk of social injustice with synthetic food. Here, there is a strong desire for protection rather than an oppressive attitude.”
Minister of Health Orazi Schillaci defended the bill they prepared and said, “This is a precautionary law because there is no scientific study on the effects of synthetic foods today.”
Schillaci said that with this bill, they protect the health of their citizens at the highest level and protect their food-agricultural culture based on the Mediterranean diet.
Fines of up to 60 thousand euros for those who violate the legislation
If the draft law, which will be submitted by the government to the parliament for approval, becomes law, it is foreseen that those who violate the legislation will be fined up to 60 thousand euros.
The Council of Ministers also approved the allocation of 4.9 billion euros to protect families and businesses from high energy bills.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Meloni met with the members of the Italian Agricultural Association (Coldiretti), who gathered near the prime minister’s palace, Chigi, after the cabinet. Coldiretti members, who advocate and demand the banning of synthetic food, thanked Prime Minister Meloni, and Meloni said, “It is impossible if we do not celebrate this regulation, which protects the excellence of Italy, but also the consumer, with our farmers.”
On the other hand, at the beginning of the week, the big partner of the right-wing coalition, the Brothers of Italy Party (FdI), presented a bill to the upper house of the parliament, the Senate, which envisages different fines and prison sentences for those who promote anorexia and blumiya eating disorders on social media.