The 243 DOP, IGP and TSG products, the over 4,600 regional specialties, the 521 DOC, DOCG and IGT wines and above all the results achieved by organic farming - the most sustainable production method among those currently practiced - testify that Italian agriculture has been able to orient production choices towards quality linked to the individual specificities of the territory, developing along the path of sustainability.
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In men, prostate cancer is among the most common cancers. To reduce the risk of prostate cancer, doctors usually recommend a low-fat diet, however, research published in the British Journal of Nutrition highlights the beneficial effects walnuts can have on reducing prostate cancer risks. .
Nobody would like to ingest carcinogens, chemical additives, hormones and antibiotics. Organic products come to our aid. In this article we will explain how and why organic eating makes a difference.A series of studies conducted by the National Research Institute for Food and Nutrition of Great Britain have shown that a diet based on organic foods increases the efficiency of the our immune system.
Most of the hypermarkets have been set up to house a "Bio" department but who tells us that the organic products found on those shelves are really organic food? It is in the interest of the producer to affirm with labels that that food is organic and it is in the interest of the supermarket to sell, so who protects the consumer?
While waiting for the Italian Association for Organic Agriculture to release the tools to recognize organic food, we must rely on the label. But how do you read the label of an organic food? Let's see together the indications that, by law, must be represented on the packaging of organic food.
When you eat, do you really know what you are ingesting? What's inside your food? Nutrition is necessary for human survival, but when we introduce nutrients into our organism, along with them, we also eat pesticides, hormones and other substances that are very bad for our health.Food plays an important role in life us, both from a qualitative and quantitative point of view.
Do you know if your Easter egg is pure? That is, if there is only cocoa butter or other vegetable fats such as palm oil? Better to choose chocolate without added or adulterated fats, both for the caloric surplus they bring and for the health of those who eat it. This is why it is better to choose an organic Easter egg.
Italian extra virgin olive oil is one of the international excellences of the organic sector. Italy, in particular Sardinia, is confirmed for the second consecutive year at the top of excellence in world organic olive growing. It is Sardinian extra virgin olive oil "S. Andria "of the Sandro Chisu oil mill in Orosei (Nuoro) the best organic oil of 2012.
Winter is running out and nature finally seems to wake up with new scents, smells, the desire to be reborn and a smiling, shy sun. Password: purify yourself! Seasonal vegetables of the month of March You can still buy broccoli, turnip greens, cabbage, ribs, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and savoy cabbage at low prices.
The sun finally shines again after the bad winter days and although April still reserves a few rainy days (as the proverb recalls, April cries as much as laughs), the summer brings scents and smells, a desire for fresh and colorful food. So let's go to spring recipes!
Last March, the European Commission issued the Regulation approved by the Standing Committee for Organic Production (SCOF) which establishes the rules for winemaking according to the organic farming method. The new rules will be published in the coming weeks in the Official Journal of the EU.
May bio send us good: there is no cinema without that characteristic smell of popcorn, those tasty corn kernels that turn into soft clouds with the heat. The news? Popcorns are also a good snack. They are good for the palate and the body, but beware of cooking! In the last meeting of the American Chemical Society, attention was focused precisely on the hidden benefits in the snack of film buffs.
What will a pasta made with wheat ground from the classic mills taste like? I don't know if your palate is sharp enough to see the difference between organic pasta and any industrially produced pasta. The body will certainly appreciate the difference since the chemicals used are eliminated with organic pasta.
Do you often eat fresh salad in your home? Yes, but just picked up in the supermarket refrigerator department! Then you will be interested in the discovery made by Italian researchers regarding packaged salads. Slightly more than 5 of the samples analyzed were altered. From the analysis conducted by the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta, it emerges that salads packaged in bags are quite safe.
Over the weekend, the Ikea menu goes green with ingredients from WWF oases. Every weekend until July 29, Ikea will offer dishes prepared with organic products from the "Terre dell’Oasi" line in its restaurants. Will an organic menu be very expensive? No, a first course costs three euros and Ikea seems increasingly motivated to acquire a green mentality!
Do you think it will be enough for you to choose organic foods to eat healthy? Eating healthy also means learning how to cook and store fruit and vegetables properly. Cooking and preservation techniques can both enhance the raw materials used and demean them, as they modify the characteristics and properties of food.
Remember to read the code printed on the shell In Italy 13 billion eggs are consumed every year, but do we know where they come from and how they are produced? There is a way to know and the information helps an intelligent purchase. Since July 2005, the stamping of the shell of each individual egg has been mandatory - even those sold in bulk directly from the producer to the consumer - with an 11-character alphanumeric code that summarizes the information on the origin and type of production.
Since 1 July 2012, the EU organic logo has become mandatory on all organic prepackaged foods. The organic logo will be optional on non-packaged and imported products. But what is the use of introducing rules on the organic logo if the EU control mechanisms are too weak?
Why should i buy organic vegetables? The answer is simple, because in the summer it is easier to find and often even less expensive than non-organic frozen counterparts. Summer is the best season to have lunch bringing fresh dishes such as vegetables to the table. It is advisable that the vegetables are in season and grown with organic farming methods.
The earthquake that shook Emilia Romagna (and beyond) caused great human and economic damage to the entire territory. One of the food symbols of Italy, Parmigiano Reggiano, is strongly affected. This is how a form of emergency trade is born that involves all consumers and some of the companies affected.