Biol Prize, closing tomorrow at Fortino with the children of BiolKids and the proclamation of the winners

Written March 19th, 2015

BARI – Will Fortino S. Antonio, tomorrow morning, the scene of the final Biol Prize. After two intense days of evaluation by the international jury, which evaluated the finalists among the 300 oils coming  from 14 countries, the festival for the best extra virgin organic olive oil will have its epilogue starting at 10.00 a.m. with the jury’s BiolKids, before the final proclamation of the winners of this twentieth edition.

The event will include the Regional Councillor for Agrofood Resources Fabrizio Nardoni, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bari Alessandro Ambrosi, the city councilor for the Environment Pietro Petruzzelli, in addition to the coordinator of Biol, Nino Paparella.

But let’s see what is the BiolKids. A word for three meanings: a project, a jury, a prize. As a project, the “BiolKids” was born looking to the future, to educate the younger generation to recognize the quality olive oil, organic farming and proper nutrition.

Sponsored by the food resources of the Puglia region, Acu Consorzio Puglia Natura, the BiolKids 2015 involved over 900 boys fourth and fifth classes of 22 Italian primary schools: 12 in the six provinces of Puglia (of which 7 in Bari province) , 5 in Calabria and 4 others located in Campania, Lazio, Liguria and Sardinia.

After a training course specifically for the tasting open to all students – but also seminars for teachers and families – a selection of over forty kids of all regions involved alongside, in fact tomorrow, the International Jury to identify among the finalists oils more enjoyable for young palates, assigning the BiolKids Prize.

Among the specific partners of the project, Gal Terre di Murgia, Gal S. Maria di Leuca and Cia. With the winner of BiolKids, tomorrow will be announced the names of the first three winners Biol 2015, the Biolpack winner to the best combined packacing-label.

The Biol Prize is organized by CiBi, promoted by Regione Puglia (Area Policies for Rural Development), Chamber of Commerce of Bari and the City of Andria, and sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, City of Bari, IFOAM and AgroBioMediterraneo; the event is held in collaboration with Association BiolItalia, Gal – The City of Castel del Monte, Consorzio Puglia Natura, Axiom Group.