Posted December 17, 2004:
Italy passed a bill outlining measures for coexistence between genetically
modified, conventional and organic crops. The bill passed despite
a lack of enthusiasm from Prime Minster Silvio Berlusconi, several
ministers and Attorney General Roberto Castelli. Berlusconi and
several ministers tried to block the bill as restrictive and illiberal
but in the end voted in favor of it because of public outcry.
Castelli, on the other hand, was the only minister to vote against
the ban, Roberto Pinton of Italy's Green Planet told GM
Watch. But he voted as an opponent of biotechnology arguing coexistence
involving GMOs is impossible.
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