By now it is a word of common use "biological", a very topical subject and subject, Florence celebrates it with a three-day event dedicated to clean agriculture, besides 300 exhibitors from all over Italy who tell their work made of passion and respect for the earth. So from Sicily I discover an ancient and very precious variety of almond that grows in height.
The owner of theScollo Agricultural Company, producer of this excellent product, is Rossella Scollo, comes from the province of Syracuse and tells us the peculiarity of its product: "This almond needs the cold mountain climate and the volcanic soil that we have, which makes it a very aromatic product, is full of fats that, in dried fruit, they are very precious, they are all those oils, those nutrients that make them a high quality product. "
Because of climate change, producing honey today is a very complex activity, that of acacia, for example, is certainly a variety at risk.
"It always rains on the blooms, they are always less melliferae for which the production is really reduced, and the same for the other varieties - tells us Luca Mariotti, owner of theDemetra Agricultural Company, of Bagno a Ripoli - we do not use artificial nutrients, during the winter we leave honey to the bees, we take less but the bee earns us health and longevity ".
Hemp and Scotano, a typical Marche plant, are the two plants at the base of these completely natural accessories.
"First of all, breathability - he stresses Fabio Fortuna di Future Resources, a company of Monte Urano (FM) that produces cruelty-free and 100% vegan shoes - and then we use herbal tinctures, so it's all natural, let's start from just what we used to do, with wild herbs ".
In the Mugello, from a totally organic supply chain, delicious pecorino cheeses are born.
Sandra Mongili, Dell 'Bacciotti Agricultural Company (Scarperia), explains us how to obtain their organic products based on Sardinian sheep's milk. "We have the cultivation of the fields, the production of cereals and hay on our fields, we raise our sheep which then give birth, once a year and consequently produce milk".
There are many innovative proposals, such as that of this Mantuan sausage factory, a magnificent zero km organic supply chain.
"To produce less, to grow organic, therefore to pollute less - he explains Chiara Berton the Salumificio Pedrazzoli of Mantova - avoid the intensive, do not waste food and then, above all, use sustainable materials not only for the packaging of our meats but also for advertising. "
Bread, pasta, cereals, vegetables, all organic, even soaps.
Valentina Tocci, owner of theSoap workshop of Prato, illustrating his bioisaponis made by hand with the method of cold saponification, explains: "This product not only washes but also nourishes the skin, because all the substances naturally contained in the oils remain in the soap dough: it is a real beauty treatment, a cosmetic in every respect ".
Good and healthy in Florence Bio have never been so current.