Mayonnaise in 3 steps!

How to make, in practice, the Mayonnaise Dear friends, we took a break and we are now ready to make an amazing mayonnaise with and for you! Let’s recall the steps we did until now: We squeezed the sunflower seeds and obtained the oil. We got our precious egg yolk by separating it from the […]

Mayonnaise Mon Amour!

That’s how Mayo it’s done! Mayonnaise is the most famous, most loved and most eaten sauce in the world. The recipe is very easy: oil, an egg, lemon or vinegar, a little bit of salt and a sprinkle of pepper. Mix everything with an immersion blender and that’s it. Easy peasy, no complications. This is […]

Biodiversity and the mass extinction of plants and seeds

Biodiversity is fundamental for our life on Earth: it includes a whole variety of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It’s the key to the productivity of any ecosystem, both the natural ones and the agricultural ones. The consequences of losing biodiveristy What will happen to our planet if we lose biodiversity? To lose biodiversity means to […]

Biodynamics and the Space Cow

cow biodynamic

How to slip on a cow horn An excellent journalist like Mattia Feltri, who I always read with pleasure on La Stampa di Torino for his ability to grasp contemporary facts with intelligence and wit, this time he also slipped, like Senator and Scientist Elena Cattaneo, on a cow horn! Feltri reports and marries the […]

Only in organic there is real animal welfare!

Maiale felice da agricoltura biologica

In the conventional it is only smoke in the eyes of the consumer. The claim “animal welfare” is now present on countless animal origin products, such as milk, for example, or eggs. But who certifies this supposed welfare of animals bred in intensive farms? The EU Council directive 98/58/EC it lays down minimum standards for […]

Healthier the hens, healthier the eggs!

Gallina in gabbia

Part two: the real hens’ welfare Last time we talked about two kinds of hens’ intensive rearing: Battery hens intensive rearing free-range hens intensive rearing This time we’ll talk about two other rearing methods: outdoor-raised hens organic outdoor-raised hens Apparently, these two typologies seem to be pretty the same. Actually, they are not. I would […]

Healthier the hens, healthier the eggs

Esemplare di gallina autoctona: la livornese!

Battery hens, free-range hens, outdoor-raised hens, and organic outdoor-raised hens. What kind of chicken do you want? Or rather, what kind of chicken do you want to lay the eggs you consume?  Today, declaring the use of eggs coming from free-range hens is a real trend. The presence of this claim on the labels of different kinds […]

7 reasons to distrust “natural” food

100% Naturale Etichetta

We are literally submerged by the term “natural” or “100% natural” that we find on the labels of a considerable amount of food products. The term is raging on the TV and magazines. Even the pet food is considered “natural”. Here they are the 7 reasons to distrust the word “natural”. What does it mean? […]