“PGI Cappellacci di zucca” from Ferrara are among Italian culinary excellences that have recently been awarded the Protected Geographic Indication by the EU. Protected indications are now ov... Read more
Early in the year, targets reached during the previous year are analyzed, achievements are assessed, considerations are made and the future is planned, thus trying to learn a lesson from what has been previously “learnt” or “suffered”. (more…)
According to the most recent data, in 2014, 14,5 million tons of pasta were produced (+56% over 15 years). 1 out of every 4 pasta dishes eaten throughout the world, contains Italian pasta (source International Pasta Organisation – Ipo – and Italian Association of Confectionery and Pasta Industries – Aidepi). (more…)
Interview to the president of the Italian Society of Andrology
«Good sex begins at the table», president of the Italian Society of Andrology (Sia), Mr. Giorgio Franco says. Mediterranean diet, beside its healthy benefits, as already shown by many studies, could prevent problems in the sexual sphere as well, such as the erectile dysfunction. (more…)
The cultivation of MON810 genetically modified maize as well as the cultivation of GMOs in general have been banned in Italy. The Ministerial decree has been extended for 18 months: no biotech plants can be produced on the Italian territory. (more…)
Technical suggestions for a perfect product
When asked what the best properties for long-rising time flour are, millers often give different answers:
W that may differ by one hundred points, different water and protein absorption. The same can be said when defining the properties of biscuit or grissini flours.
Everyone agrees only on fresh pasta flour and the properties that it must have to obtain a perfect product. Experts give some definitions below. (more…)
It is difficult to sum up in a short report the large number of problems that affect any industrial sector, especially the one of “alimentary pasta”. In fact, in this sector, the interests of the main different players – from agriculture to industry – are interwoven and players’ needs hardly find mutually shared solutions.
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