Wines we have of grapes, and drinks of other juice, of fruits, of grains, and of roots, and of mixtures with honey, sugar, manna, and fruits dried and decocted; also of the tears or wounding of trees and of the pulp of canes. And these drinks are of several ages, some to the age or last of forty years. … several grains, roots, and kernels; yea, ...; [Breads]with divers kinds of leavings and seasonings; so that some do extremely move appetites, some do nourish so as divers do live of them, without any other [food], who live very long.
F. Bacon “New Atlantis” 1626
From grapes we make wine, while other types of beverages we obtain from roost, fruit and wheat juices, mixed with honey, sugar, manna, dried fruits, resins that drain down the trees and cane marrow. These beverages last for a long time, some even for forty years… Several types of grains, roots, acorns and nuts…: all of this serves us as raw material for the making of various types of bread, which dough we let rise and flavour in such a way to make them nourishing and tasty, so much that some of us do not eat anything else and with that they live a long life.
F. Bacon “New Atlantide” 1626 ed. Rusconi
The abovementioned foreword is due to clarify both the meaning and the effortful work that lay behind a product from organic farming. Vegetal-Progress® boasts a significant number of productions resulting from this type of agriculture. This commitment of ours encourages us to willingly, honestly and actively contribute to the entire ecosystem putting one hand on the heart and one on the lungs of the planet. Organic farming is a production method legally defined at the Community Level at first by EEC Regulation 2092/91, then subsequently replaced by EC Reg. 834/07 and EC Reg. 889/08, and at national level by M.D. 18354/09. The nomenclature “from organic farming” expresses cultivation and farming systems that only allow the usage of natural substances, avoiding those of chemical synthesis (fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides). This model of production also imposes restricted levels of exploitation of natural resources like water, air and soil, using them on the contrary with a modality that guarantees an enduring and long-lasting enjoyment.
HOW TO IDENTIFY AN ORGANIC PRODUCT?
The labeling and advertising of products from organic farming are subject to very rigid and specific rules based on the percentage of organic ingredients. The present legislation presents three groups:
✓ Made with >95% of Organic material: products that may be labeled and advertised as organic in EU Countries;
✓ Made with >70% of Organic material: products whose organic origin content equals at least 70% which have the specific % shown on the label;
✓ Organic in Conversion: products whose raw materials come from cultivations that are being converted into organic farming since at least a year before harvest.