Broad bean cultivation banned within 300-metre radius of child’s home near Florence

The mayor of an Italian town has banned the cultivation of broad beans within a 300-metre radius that surrounds the home of a child who has a rare allergy.

Lorenzo Falchi brought in the ban in Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence, at the request of the mother of the child, who has favism, a genetic disorder that triggers anaemia if broad beans are eaten or their pollen is inhaled.

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