Key Experts Left Out from Attending Italian Cultivated Meat Parliamentary Hearings

Experts and key stakeholders were left unable to attend crucial hearings on Italy’s proposed ban on cultivated meat and labelling restrictions for plant-based foods. Incredibly, the hearings only became public after the deadline for requesting participation had passed – leaving the newly formed Italian Complementary Protein Alliance, representing Italy’s agri-food landscape, unable to take part.

With this bill threatening to cut the country off from the benefits of cultivated meat – and having huge consequences for future research and start-up activity – it’s crucial that decisions are informed by the most complete information, and the Italian parliament engages in an open and fully informed debate.