Italy Q&A: ‘Are you worried about GMOs in Italy?’
Italy Q&A: ‘Are you worried about GMOs in Italy?’
Marco Gentile, 18, Student, Bari, Italy: I think it’s OK to create GMOs. As for GMO foods, if they will ever be sold in markets [in Italy], they will be labeled, so whoever wants to eat them will buy them. I know there are some dangers with GMOs concerning human health, but I think they can be solved. The necessary controls and testing are obviously needed, but at the same time don’t we risk the extinction of animal and vegetable species? (Epoch Times)

Marco Gentile, 18, Student, Bari, Italy: I think it’s OK to create GMOs. As for GMO foods, if they will ever be sold in markets [in Italy], they will be labeled, so whoever wants to eat them will buy them. I know there are some dangers with GMOs concerning human health, but I think they can be solved. The necessary controls and testing are obviously needed, but at the same time don’t we risk the extinction of animal and vegetable species? (Epoch Times)

Vittoria Cantini, 29, Architect, Prato, Italy: I have no concern. In fact, I think it may be one thing that can solve a lot of problems, such as hunger in the world, and [can] make the best of certain products which are not so healthy and wholesome as you think. (Epoch Times)

Vittoria Cantini, 29, Architect, Prato, Italy: I have no concern. In fact, I think it may be one thing that can solve a lot of problems, such as hunger in the world, and [can] make the best of certain products which are not so healthy and wholesome as you think. (Epoch Times)

Marinella Pellitteri, 45, Landscaper, Prato, Italy: I am very worried. I, myself, was saved from an anaphylactic shock, so I decided to go back to nature with lots of ... vegetable gardens. Thus I also return to no longer buying in supermarkets. (Epoch Times)

Marinella Pellitteri, 45, Landscaper, Prato, Italy: I am very worried. I, myself, was saved from an anaphylactic shock, so I decided to go back to nature with lots of ... vegetable gardens. Thus I also return to no longer buying in supermarkets. (Epoch Times)

Mara Vinci, 33, Psychologist, Lucca, Italy: There is no knowledge of what habitual consumption of GM foods will cause in the long run. I'm not worried, because there is much scaremongering ... but we do not know if they [the reasons for fear] are really genuine. Perhaps if the information were more focused and clear on what are the processes of production of the products arriving on our table, how they are treated, and what the consequences may be ... then you are more aware if you buy a product with a higher cost, but perhaps more genuine, or buy a commercial product from the larger chains. (Epoch Times)

Mara Vinci, 33, Psychologist, Lucca, Italy: There is no knowledge of what habitual consumption of GM foods will cause in the long run. I'm not worried, because there is much scaremongering ... but we do not know if they [the reasons for fear] are really genuine. Perhaps if the information were more focused and clear on what are the processes of production of the products arriving on our table, how they are treated, and what the consequences may be ... then you are more aware if you buy a product with a higher cost, but perhaps more genuine, or buy a commercial product from the larger chains. (Epoch Times)

Nicola Antonio Staffieri, 20, Law Student and Musician, Bari, Italy: In theory, GMOs are a good thing ... Humanity is in the process of learning how to create new things, but if they miss something? And why do natural foods have a better taste? (Epoch Times)

Nicola Antonio Staffieri, 20, Law Student and Musician, Bari, Italy: In theory, GMOs are a good thing ... Humanity is in the process of learning how to create new things, but if they miss something? And why do natural foods have a better taste? (Epoch Times)

Skepticism about ‘scaremongering’ and a confidence in Italy’s laws requiring labeling motivate some Italians to feel at ease about the situation of genetically modified foods in their country. Others are happy to stick to food as nature created it. This is what Epoch Times reporters in Italy discovered when they asked locals:

Are you worried about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Italy?

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