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Soon the geographical area of ​​origin of the will be established white truffle of the Lucchesia, including the territories of the municipalities of Lucca, Capannori and Porcari. The proposed resolution was voted unanimously this morning in the Committee on Economic and Rural Development, chaired by Gianni Anselmi (Pd).

The president recalled that the resolution obtained the approval of an agenda of the 27 June 2017 with which the Chamber committed the Regional Council to evaluate the opportunity to propose to the Council the establishment of this new geographical area "for the purpose of qualify truffle regional production and to offer the consumer knowledge of the origin of the precious tuber ”. The commission recalled that an investigation was entrusted to the University of Siena to verify the presence of the white truffle in the Lucca area. The results of the study showed that the truffle grounds are mainly concentrated in the territory of Lucca and then in Capannori and Porcari, while no presence was detected in the municipalities of Altopascio and Montecarlo. From here, the green light for the new truffle area.

The regional councilor Roberto Salvini (League) has invited to "establish other geographical areas for truffles. They must be planned in the Volterra area, in the Valdera, in Palaia, Peccioli, Forcoli. Furthermore, I would not exclude making the 'truffle districts' to activate investments in this sector ".

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The vice president Irene Galletti (M5S), on the other hand, focused on the need to "identify quality areas" and "map the excellent truffle areas".

The act will be on the agenda of the next session of the Regional Council.

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