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 […]

Why I say no to modified starch!

No modified starch

I want to start this article with a topic that is particularly close to my heart: the modified starch. We are not necessarily talking about a GMO if it is not actually made from a GMO cereal. It is a chemical – physical modification, and is generally made from corn, rice and tapioca. Modified starch […]

Why Luca Della Robbia? Why talk about him 500 years later?

It was 1989, and Tuttovo started to produce biological gluten free sauces. I have been looking for the right name for the line of newborn sauces for several days. One day I was coming back from a meeting with Mauro Beverari, buyer of Ecor-Natura Sì, I stopped by the autogrill of Villanova d’Asti to grab […]

“Bagna Cauda: a slow food that opens people and celebrates biodiversity”

Bagna Cauda

by Carlin Petrini, from the preface of the book of Luigino Bruni “La bagna cauda. L’origine e la storia. Ricette famose di ieri e di oggi”. Orso Alessandria edition, 2011. Bagna cauda is a dish with the power to socialize all the diners. The slow act of “dipping” all the seasonal vegetables and of the […]