Organic food makes it to the library, thanks to Biolab

In: Events and News | Date: 27 January 2016

About a hundred copies of the book Biologico, la parola alla scienza. What science says about organics (ISBN 978-88-940961-0-1), published by Assobio in 2015 and edited by Roberto Pinton, have been donated by Biolab to universities, schools, research institutes, associations and other facilities in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

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The books were distributed according to the geographical location of the receiving facilities, the extent of the library networks and the potential interest in terms of research and consultation. The book has also been donated to two facilities in Slovenia: the Nova Gorica University Library and the National and University Library in Ljubljana.

The publication is a collection of abstracts of about seventy papers published in 36 of the most renowned scientific journals (i.e. Science, British Medical Journal, Pediatrics and Environmental Health Perspectives) involving aspects of agronomy, human nutrition, pediatrics, toxicology, epidemiology and applied environmental science.

The book (paperback, 128 pages, ISBN: 978-88-940961-0-1) is a bilingual Italian/English publication and it is sold in all organic food stores and bookstores.

“The advice that one should eat a little bit of everything can only be justified if it’s coming from an old aunt. Unfortunately, it is not scientifically accurate” explains the editor, Mr. Roberto Pinton, “because it is clear that a healthy diet should be made of healthy food with no traces of contaminants (that are bad in any concentration, especially for the health of children and expectant mothers) and that is not only richer in nutrients but also has a positive impact on the environment and biodiversity. This is a fact proven by research.”

The research papers featured in the book indeed prove that “organic farming requires less power and causes less pollution” and “has the potential to contribute substantially to the global food supply chain and at the same time reduce the negative impact conventional agriculture has on the environment”.