Italian farm minister Giovanni Alemanno said yesterday [Thursday] that Italy is adoping a 'zero tolerance' stance on the accidental contamination of seeds with genetically modified material. The country needs to earmark a minimum of €50m (US$43.3m) to back up this policy, he added. Civil servants are scheduling meetings with growers, seed industry officials and consumers over the next few months to devise a new policy on agriculture and how to market GM seeds.