ITALY: GM vines can only "damage" industry, says Agriculture Minister
The Italian Agriculture Minister has indicated that he thinks worries about genetically modified (GM) vines are justified. "We cannot ignore the call of 480 fine wine-producing municipalities addressed to the President of the European Commission Romano Prodi nor the words of the President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi against the genetically modified vines," said Agriculture Minister Alemmano.
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