Italy's Grains Outlook and Forecast (World Grain) | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

May 3, 2018 - by Chris Lyddon

Italy has a diverse grains sector, with the country’s climate and taste for pasta making durum wheat an important crop. It needs to import wheat to fulfill the needs of its milling industry. It’s by far the European Union’s biggest producer of soy and of rice. Politically, Italy has been a strong opponent of genetically modified crops, while it is now pushing to develop advanced biofuels.