WE ARE CAUSE AND EVEN EFFECT
The more time passes, and by now I have passed the age of 50, the more I realize that my work is made up of energies dedicated to organization and study. It is a mix of study and research that has a very specific purpose: to draw the attention of as many people as possible to the ingredients of food products when we shop.
We buy and eat many products, assuming that if we find them for sale on the shelf, they are inevitably good, healthy and controlled, but this is not the case. Some of them, on the other hand, contain ingredients, or components, which have rather serious side effects. And then our question or our thought is: “ If they are offered by the market, they will surely be good and controlled “. And this is precisely where we are wrong.
In Italy, a country with a thousand resources and a hundred thousand problems, we must rationally think that some food products, despite being on sale in the market, are made up of ingredients that could easily be avoided. In Organic Agriculture, in addition to carrying out multiresidual controls, additives and preservatives are not allowed, which are allowed and not controlled in "conventional" products.
INCORRECTLY CALLED CONVENTIONAL
The products grown through synthetic chemical treatments, for me are TREATED PRODUCTS. The micro-ingredients that should be known and evaluated, beyond those allowed by European law, is the endless list of additives and preservatives that often cause side effects. But as a consumer, I cannot be satisfied with whether or not it is allowed by European law. I analyze them or study them, because they are for me.
The most used are:
- Dyes (from E100 to E180);
- Preservatives (from E200 to E285);
- Antioxidants and Acidifiers (from E300 to E 385);
- Synthetic antioxidants, Emulsifiers, Antioxidants (from E400 to E495);
- Flavor enhancers (from E620 to E640);
- Sweeteners (E950 to E967, E420, E421)
- in addition to food additives
THEREFORE WE CONSUMERS ARE FULL CAUSE, BUT ALSO EFFECT, OF WHAT THE MARKET OFFERS.
To give a simple example, we can use as the object of the reasoning 1 liter of extra virgin olive oil, which on the market varies in price from € 3 to € 20 per liter.
It has been statistically proven that to produce a liter of extra virgin olive oil you need a minimum of € 5 per liter: picking the olives, taking them to the mill, squeezing the oil, bottling it, and all the activities, are concrete proof, that below of 6 € per liter the oil is undoubtedly cut with other ingredients, or it is not extra virgin olive oil.
Hiding with the usual excuse that today there is no money and therefore thinking that 1 liter of Extra Virgin Olive Oil sold 7 € per liter is expensive is a big mistake that unfortunately we are already paying dearly, but that in the future will make the situation even worse. . So let's try to be more EFFECT, so we will change the offer and the market itself.