Archive for 2015

Agriturismo: la Toscana si conferma come la regina del settore, ma il 2014 é stato l’anno del boom al Sud

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Secondo i dati Istat, nel 2014 le strutture agrituristiche erano 4% in più rispetto all’anno precedente, mentre la Toscana si conferma la regione con il più alto numero di aziende in Italia, concentrate soprattutto a Siena e Grosseto. Ma le unitá sono diminuite rispetto al picco del 2012, in controtendenza con la crescita nazionale. Alto anche il numero di aziende a conduzione femminile: in Italia una su cinque é toscana.

Foto by TopRural, via Flickr

Il settore dell’agriturismo é in continua crescita. A dirlo sono i dati recentemente diffusi dall’Istat che confermano

World Environment Day: the best and worst performing countries listed and mapped

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By Ron Mader via Flickr, Creative Commons 

This post was first published on 5th June but some technical issues forced me to republish it today. 

Today, 5th of June, is the World Environment Day, a recurrence established by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action for the environment.

This year's theme of the event is "Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care" and it is not a coincidence that the country hosting the 2015 event also hosts the World Exposition 2015, this year focused on a similar theme.

Expo 2015: 5 partners of the event you (probably) don’t want in the future food industry

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Today (1st of May) the World Exposition has kicked off in Milan. This time the wider theme is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", so food production, its sustainability and future.

Indeed it is an interesting topic and surely a critical one to be discussed between world leaders if humans want to stick around for some more years. And being the hosting country, Italy, one of the greatest exporters of high quality food products, it is also a strategic one for the Bel Paese.

Apparently, the event fails its premises as Expo 2015 S.p.A, the organisation who manages the event, is partnering with companies that have demonstrated poor sensibility towards the environment, health and food. Is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” what the fair will be really about?

McDonald’s, Coca Cola and other multinationals are sponsoring and will get