September 23 is celebrated European Organic Day, the European Organic Day. The anniversary is an opportunity to take stock of the progress achieved, to relaunch mobilizations in support of organic farming and to award prizes to the best expressions of organic Made in Europe.
European Organic Day, the premium bio
European Day of organic was established in 2021 by the Trilogue (European Parliament, Commission and Council) to improve awareness on organic production. Precisely on this symbolic date the EU Organic Awards, the awards introduced by the Action Plan for the development of organic production to reward the excellence of European organic.
Among the finalists to EU Organic Awards, Italy is in the running with 4 candidates in 4 categories:
The award, organized by COPA-COGECA and IFOAM Organics Europe, is divided by gender and could be assigned to
- Sara Vezza (Sara Vezza Farm) - Location Castelletto, Monforte d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy,
- Gianpaolo Mancini (The Path of the Hedgehog) - Sicignano degli Alburni, Salerno, Campania, Italy.
Best organic bio-district
A biodistrict is a geographical area where farmers, citizens, tour operators, associations and public bodies come together to manage local resources in a sustainable way, according to biological principles and practices. The award is organized by the European Committee of the Regions.
In contention there is the Cilento Bio-District Association - Campania, Italy.
Best organic small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Organized by the European Economic and Social Committee, the prize is awarded to the best SMEs based in Europe involved in the processing of organic products.
The Italian finalist is Gino Girolomoni Agricultural Cooperative - Isola del Piano, province of Pesaro and Urbino, Italy.
Initiatives in Italy
Lo European Organic Day it is also an opportunity to evaluate production trends, the evolution of consumer demand and to continue to raise awareness of an agricultural model that protects human health and the environment, as well as contributing to mitigating climate change.
We are talking about all this, in the light of new Nomisma data, at the event organized by the Municipality of Bologna and FederBio, in collaboration with Assobio.
The 23 September 2022, 11 am, at Palazzo d'Accursio, in Piazza Maggiore, Patrizio Roversi, TV presenter and author, moderates the meeting, with speeches by Daniele Ara, councilor for school, agriculture and water networks of the Municipality of Bologna, Maria Grazia Mammuccini, FederBio president, Roberto Zanoni, AssoBio president, Domenico Lunghi, director of the Food Industry BolognaFiere Business Unit and Silvia Zucconi, Nomisma market intelligence & consumer insight manager. The institutional presence of a MiPAAF representative is awaiting confirmation, namely the ministry that should first encourage Italy's transition towards the 25% target of organic soils by 2030.
Other initiatives locally they celebrate it European Organic Day. In Friuli Venezia Giulia, AIAB organized three days of events at farms and restaurants.
Professional journalist since January 1995, he has worked for newspapers (Il Messaggero, Paese Sera, La Stampa) and periodicals (NumeroUno, Il Salvagente). She is the author of journalistic surveys on food, she has published the book "Reading labels to know what we eat".