Italy Says No to Lab-Made Meat!
clamp down: to act strictly to stop or control something
Italy is the first country to clamp down on cultivated meat. This kind of meat doesn’t require animals to be killed. It is grown from animal cells in a lab. Italy’s leaders think this is important for health, jobs, and Italian food traditions. They also don’t want words like ‘steak’ used for plant-based foods.
Other countries have different ideas. For example, Singapore and the USA allow this lab-made meat. But in Italy, if someone breaks this new rule, they could be fined a lot of money.
The minister of agriculture said,” ‘In defence of health, of the Italian production system, of thousands of jobs, of our culture and tradition, with the law approved today, Italy is the first nation in the world to be safe from the social and economic risks of synthetic food.”
Critics, however, view Italy’s decision as short-sighted and could be against EU laws. They argue that Italy is rejecting these foods without considering their potential benefits.
1. After the park became messy, the city clamped down on littering.
2. To protect local shops, the town clamped down on big supermarkets opening nearby.
3. The government clamped down on water usage during the dry season to save water.
Italy bans cultivated meat products