IN GINO'S WORDS

MY DEAR TULLIA
Issue 36 of Mediterraneo the magazine of AMAB (Associazione Mediterranea Agricoltura Biologica or Mediterranean Organic Farming Association) directed by Gino Girolomoni is a monograph dedicated t...
AN ORGANIC CHRISTIAN
A letter of mine to Carlo Bo dated 5th November 1977 ended with: “Now it’s autumn and it is in autumn that life begins. In winter it sleeps and the spring is simply a reawakening. ...
WHY ORGANIC?
TO SAFEGUARD OUR GENETIC HERITAGE. In addition to life itself today’s fifty-year-olds those born up through the 1960s received an immeasurable gift from their parents: an intact wholesome...
MONTEBELLO’S ANCIENT GRAINS FOR THE ORGANIC ITALIAN PASTA
Throughout the ’900 the cereal research has above all aimed at getting grains producing more quantities per hectare. From the economical point of view it is a right and sharp aim: the more I...
ON THE TRAIL OF GRAZIELLA RA®
The captivating story of a few grains of wheat found in an Egyptian pyramid sown in Italy and cultivated to revive an ancient variety. Paride Allegri (born 1920) welcomes us with a slight limp ...
ON THE ANIMALS’ SIDE
“…In thirty-five days they are forced to grow to two and a half kilos and the bipeds feed on tortured chicks that would die of pain if their life cycle were prolonged another ten da...
THE HILLS OF ALCE NERO
Montebello di Urbino the hill of the Alce Nero cooperative experience where Italy’s organic movement first took root. Thirty years of work. Recently I looked back over photos of th...
CRUSADES AGAINST SIMPLICITY
Changes in food consumption In the past ten years there has been a lot of talk about marginalized groups including farming in the upper hills but only because people have realized that the hil...