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Lazio Tuscany and Spain the winners of BIOL 2017. The winner is “Olivastro” of Quattrociocchi. All the results

Written March 20th, 2017
Lazio Tuscany and Spain the winners of BIOL 2017. The winner is “Olivastro” of Quattrociocchi. All the results

WEB Il podio Biol 2017

All the results of the XXII edition for the Best Organic Extra virgin olive oils , 350 olive oils in competition from 15 countries

II Placed “Francibio”, third placed “Finca La Torre – Hojblanca”
 BiolPuglia to “Mimì Coratina”, fourth placed

Ostuni (Br) – The olive-growing excellence of Lazio, Tuscany and Spain are the winners of the XXII Biol Prize, an international competition for organic extra virgin. So at the top of the podium the “Olivastro” of the company Quattrociocchi of Alatri (Frosinone- Lazio); second placed, the “Francibio” produced by Franci in Montenero d’Orcia (Grosseto-Tuscany); Third placed, the Andalusian biodynamic “Finca La Torre – Hojblanca”-Spain.

One step away from the podium, in fourth place, the “Mimi Coratina” produced in Modugno (Bari) by Donato Conserva (which therefore also won the BiolPuglia). Among the 350 olive oils in competition, from 15 countries, there is also the winner of the Biolpack Award (best coupled-packaging label awarded by a jury of experts in specific communication and marketing) the Sevillian ” Egregio “- judged ” Pure, simple, effective “- with special mention to the bottle of the Apulian De Palma and the Greek Arbor Beato.

The announcement of the winners took place today in the City of BIOL in a spectacular setting formed by the children of the jury BiolKids: project with training courses and tasting workshops that involved in six regions ( Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata, Sardinia, Emilia Romagna and Liguria) over 1,800 children of fourth and fifth classes of 20 primary schools. And 60 of them formed the panel that has joined the senior judges to assign the BiolKids prize: the Apulian “Picholine” of Fasano produced by Prfumi di Castro of Adriatica Vivai (the complete list of all the awards will early online on www.premiobiol.it). To announce the winners, the mayor of Ostuni and president of Gal Alto Salento Gianfranco Coppola – “proud to have hosted an international event of this magnitude, which has been able to involve the younger generation through work with schools” – with ‘municipal councilor for productive activities Maristella Andriola, the director of the Coastal Dunes Park, Gianfranco Ciola, and the director of Gal Alto Salento, Carmelo Greco.

“Despite the bad olive oil campaign – said the coordinator of Biol Nino Paparella – we had over 350 members and a large number of new entries, a symptom of a growing recognition of the internationally award. Confirmed by the conference on the “Xylella and Biolinnova section “. On the results, the panel chief Alfredo Marasciulo comments: “We have had extraordinary oils, both in the Mediterranean (and in the Top ten also a Slovenian oil) both in Italy, proof that those who can cultivate also wins on the climatic adversities”. Extragold medals will be published in the traditional annual Guide Biol 2017, presented in the most important international fairs, the BioFach in Nuremberg and Sana in Bologna.

Thus closes the event organized by C.I.Bi. and promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Bari, Puglia Region – Department of Agriculture – and the City of Ostuni, between tasting sessions of the International Jury (30 jurors from various continents) technical conferences, a section on innovations, tasting courses, workshops, and tours, for three days has made the White City international olive organic movement epicenter.

Biol Prize is sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, IFOAM and AgriBioMediterraneo. Partner: Parco delle Dune Costiere, Gal Alto Salento, University of Bari and Foggia, Associazione Dialoghi Fluidi, Fondazione Dieta Mediterranea, Itas Pantanelli-Monnet of Ostuni, CHEMISERVICE, Consorzio Puglia Natura, Biolitalia, Agap, Rete Utile Buono e Bio.

Biol Prize, a lot of people in Ostuni to discover the organic olive oil. Tomorrow Biokids and all the winners.

Written March 19th, 2017
Biol Prize, a lot of people in Ostuni to discover the organic olive oil. Tomorrow Biokids and all the winners.

WEB Il convegno su bio e Xylella

Ostuni (Brindisi) – On the one hand, the work of the international jury, who are selecting the finalists among the 350 organic oils in competition from various continents. The other, a programme rich of the events , including workshops, courses, exhibitions, tastings, tours for operators, consumers and families. The XX edition of Biol will be held in the City of Biol in the completely renovated municipal slaughterhouse open from 10 to 19, with free admission.

Here tomorrow – Monday 20 – the event organized by CiBi and promoted by the Agriculture department of the Region of Puglia, the Chamber of Commerce of Bari and the City of Ostuni close its doors with the proclamation of the winners. Various awards: Biol Prize to the best olive oil; the Biolpack – awarded by a jury of specific communicators, consumers and experts – the best packaging, ie the product packaging with the best design and clearer labeling ; plus various territorial and thematic awards, such as the BiolKids, reserved for young palates of elementary schools. And the BiolKids will start at 10.00, when the jury of children will join the senior judges to assign the prize Biolkids award, the best oil for young palates.

The BiolKids, in particular, is a project successfully started in recent years that aims to educate the younger generation to recognize quality oil, organic farming and proper nutrition. This year has involved, in six regions, more than 1,800 children of fourth and fifth classes of 20 Italian primary schools: 10 in the Puglia region (4 in Bari, 3 in Brindisi, a Andria, Lecce and Foggia), the last located in Emilia Romagna, Basilicata, Calabria, Sardinia and Liguria. After a training course on tasting addressed to all pupils, and workshops for parents and teachers, a selection of sixty pupils will train tomorrow.

Great interest in the new section Biolinnova on innovations in organic olive growing , in collaboration with universities and research organizations: 5 best practices present their cutting-edge projects for production techniques, product and supply chain, and environmental protection.

Finally, the many activities: the traditional exhibition of oils in competition; free courses of sensory analysis of honey (10.30), bread (11.30, organized by INAP) and organic oil (16 hours); Open bar with guided tasting of olive oil and honey; bistro with bio catering; laboratories of production of soap and natural extracts (10 and 15:30, edited by Labo Naturae) and natural prints on paper and cloth with the colors of the plants of the Coastal Dune Park (11 and 16:30, by the Gran Teatro del Click) ; Free analysis of extra virgin olive oil used at home in partnership with Itas Pantanelli; guided tours and biking through the beauties of the Coastal Dune Park (by Madera Bike).

Biol Prize is sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, IFOAM and AgriBioMediterraneo. Partner: Organization of Coastal Dunes Park, Gal Alto Salento, University of Bari and Foggia, Association Dialoghi Fluidi, Fondazione Dieta Mediterranea, Itas Pantanelli of Ostuni, CHEMISERVICE, Consorzio Puglia Natura, Biolitalia, Rete Utile Buono e Bio.

Quality of organic olive oil and environmental protection: Biol heritage in symbiosis with the next sustainable agriculture European Charter “. Lavarra opens the city of oil in Ostuni

Written March 18th, 2017
Quality of organic olive oil and environmental protection: Biol heritage in symbiosis with the next sustainable agriculture European Charter “. Lavarra opens the city of oil in Ostuni

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Since this morning in the municipal slaughterhouse, exhibitions, debates, workshops, meetings and tours. The international jury is examining 350 oils from 15 countries

Ostuni (Br) – “organic oil quality and environmental protection: the two main point of the precious Biol work for operators and consumers, an heritage full of knowledge accumulated over the years at international level, in symbiosis with the writing of the Charter of European agriculture sustainable which kicks off in these days. ” So the president of the Coastal Dune Park Enzo Lavarra, ex parliamentray – Agriculture Committee- inaugurated this morning in Ostuni the XXII Biol Prize, the international competition for the best organic extra virgin olive oils in the world, and its oil Citadel located in the renovated municipal abattoir. To the opening ceremony it was also present the regional manager of the Councilor for Agriculture Angelica Anglani, the director of the Park Gianfranco Ciola and the director of Gal Alto Salento Carmelo Greco, unanimous in stressing the importance for the territory of an event which, with its format , enhances the organic method and its worldwide excellence.

Presented thus the international jury of 30 experts from around the world – many even components operators and stakeholders – that has begun to evaluate the 350 olive oils from 15 countries in competition. Of particular interest in the area of ​​innovations in organic olive growing, in collaboration with universities and research bodies: best practices that drive the growth of the productive techniques of product and supply chain, combined with environmental protection. Theme linked to the afternoon round table “The defense of organic olive and Xylella”, an update for manufacturers and operators about the latest news on the subject.

Much appreciated the space and the various activities of the Citadel that is attracting the industry but also consumers and families. Until Monday, the closing day of announcing the winners, the event program – organized by CiBi, and promoted by the Department of Agriculture of the Region Apulia, Bari Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ostuni – offers the traditional exhibition of oils in competition. Then free courses on sensory analysis of honey (10.30), bread (11:30, edited by INAP) and organic oil (16 hours); Open bar with guided tasting of olive oil and honey; bistro with organic food; laboratories of production of soap and natural extracts (10 and 15:30, edited by Labo Naturae) and natural prints on paper and cloth with the colors of the plants of the coastal dunes Park (11 and 16:30, by the Grand Click Theater) ; Free analysis of extra virgin brought from home in partnership with Itas Pantanelli. Finally, guided tours: walk through the old town of Ostuni (10:15 and 15:45, edited by Ats Bi-Hortus and Gaia E. Tours) or biking through the beauty of the coastal dunes Park (from Albergabici, same hours, edited by Madera Bike).

The Biol Prize is sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, IFOAM and AgriBioMediterraneo. Partner: Organization of Coastal Dunes Park, Gal Alto Salento, University of Bari and Foggia, Associazione Dialoghi Fluidi, Fondazione Dieta Mediterranea, Itas Pantanelli of Ostuni, CHEMISERVICE, Consorzio Puglia Natura, Biolitalia, Agap, Rete Utile Buono e Bio.

From the oil in gelatin to the extraction with microwave and ultrasound. Tomorrow in Ostuni Biol opens with a conference on innovation and Xylella declined in organic key

Written March 17th, 2017
From the oil in gelatin to the extraction with microwave and ultrasound. Tomorrow in Ostuni Biol opens with a conference on innovation and Xylella declined in organic key

Until Monday an oil Citadel for the competition
among the best eco-friendly oils in the world, with exhibitions, tasting courses, workshops, tastings, tours. The industry data

OSTUNI (Brindisi) – From the oil in gelatin to the extraction with microwave and ultrasound; from the experiments between the nutritional and pharmaceutical to new natural treatments of table olives. It’s called Biolinnova, it collects the last frontiers of research in organic olive growing conducted by universities and institutes, and will be the novelty of the XXII Biol Award, the international competition of organic oils which opens tomorrow – Saturday 19 – in Ostuni. Five projects selected five best Italian practices – conducted by the University of Foggia in Puglia, Calabria from Arsac, Basilicata and Sardinia from Agrobios Agris, with two studies – focusing on experimental oils and olive growing, among product innovations and supply chain, joined by the common thread of sustainability.

But the three days of Biol will also open in the name of Xylella, declined in organic key . But before the opening ceremony at 10:30 am at the Citadel of Biol staged in the municipal slaughterhouse. Will be present the Regional Councilor for Agriculture Leonardo Di Gioia, the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Bari Alessandro Ambrosi, the mayor of Ostuni Gianfranco Coppola, The President of Coastal Dune Park Enzo Lavarra, in addition to the Biol coordinator Nino Paparella.

The programme will also include the works of  the international jury coordinated by the panel chief Alfredo Marasciulo, which will evaluate 350 oils from 15 countries, tasting courses on oil, honey and bread, sustainable laboratories, bio catering, itineraries and meetings. At 17.30: the round table “The defense of the organic olive grove and Xylella”, which will update producers and operators on the latest news on the subject. Participants Antonio Guario, agronomist; Silvio Schito, Observatory phyto sanitary; Puglia Region, Pierfederico La Notte, Plant Virology Institute CNR; Francesco Porcelli, Entomology and Zoology – Di.S.S.P.A. University of Bari; Moderator Roberto De Petro, president of AISA – Print Farm Agribusiness Environmental. An appointment that with Biolinnova, therefore represents a double attraction in the Puglia region for the organic operators. As evidenced by the numbers released by Biol, event organized by C.i.Bi., and promoted by the Department of Agriculture of the Region Apulia, Bari Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ostuni.

The industry data – According to the annual report Sinab 2016, in fact, if in Italy there are 60 thousand organic farmers, those of Puglia area 6,685 (+1.3%), 70% of whom work in the olive sector. Of the 179,886 hectares of organic olive groves in Italy, 52,698 extend in Puglia or 30% organic olive growing national (and 14% of the Apulian olive cultivation amounted to 380 thousand hectares). In fact, Puglia confirms second organic olive growing region in Italy (after Calabria, with 57 665 ha). In general, Puglia has 14% of the regional agricultural area cultivated according to the organic production method (equal to 177 thousand hectares, since only inferior to Sicily). The bio-regional olive area produces (Biol estimates) 20 thousand tons of organic oil, for 80 million euro in commercial value: about 20 million more than they would gain if the operators did not work in organic farming, but conventional.

The Biol Prize is sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, IFOAM and AgriBioMediterraneo. Partner: Organization of Coastal Dunes Park, Gal Alto Salento, University of Bari and Foggia, Associazione Dialoghi Fluidi, Fondazione Dieta Mediterranea, Itas Pantanelli of Ostuni, CHEMISERVICE, Consorzio Puglia Natura, Biolitalia, Agap, Rete Utile Buono e Bio.

All ready in Ostuni for the Biol prize. Tomorrow the prologue in english, saturday the opening ceremony

Written March 16th, 2017
All ready in Ostuni for the Biol prize. Tomorrow the prologue in english, saturday the opening ceremony

Giurati Biol scorse edizioni

 

From March 18 to 20, in the former slaughterhouse, a Citadel of Biol
for the XXII edition of the competition among the best environmentally friendly extra virgin olive oils in the world

Ostuni (Br) – The White City is ready to start with the XXII Premio Biol, the international competition for the best organic extra virgin scheduled in Ostuni March 18 to 20. The three-days on oil bio – with its excellence from around the world, in a setting full of side events, including meetings, workshops, exhibitions, gastronomy, routes – will have however, a prologue tomorrow March 17, at the Museo Civico Ostuni ( S. Vito Martire, Cathedral street 15): at 18.00 meeting in English, in which Graham Rooney expert judge of  Biol will talk to producers and the British residents in Puglia (but is open to all) about olive oil and tasting.

The program – Then Saturday 18 off the event – organized by CiBi, and promoted by the Department of Agriculture of the Region of Puglia, the Chamber of Commerce of Bari and the City of Ostuni – with start with the opening ceremony at 10.30 in the Citadel of Biol staged in the ex municipal slaughterhouse. Here will be presented the international jury of 30 experts from around the world – but in many cases, operators and stakeholders – that immediately begin to taste the 350 oils in competition from 15 countries: Albania, Arabia, Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the USA, and of course Italy (sixty samples only in Puglia). Another event on Saturday, at 17.00, will be the round table “The defense of olive grove and Xylella”, which will update producers and operators on the latest news in the field.

Meanwhile, with the opening spaces of the Citadel – every day from 10.00 to 19.00, free entrance – beginning with the traditional exhibition of oils in competition and the new Biolinnova area on innovations in organic olive growing: best practices, in collaboration with universities will be open and research organizations, leading the growth of the productive techniques of product and supply chain, combined with environmental protection. And again, free courses of sensory analysis on honey (10.30), bread (11.30), and oil (16 .00); Open bar with guided tasting of olive oil and honey; bistro with bio catering; laboratories of production of soap and natural extracts (10.00 and 15.30, edited by Labo Naturae) and natural prints on paper and cloth with the colors of the plants of the Coastal Dune Park (11 and 16:30, by the Gran Teatro del Click) ; Free analysis of extra virgin brought from home in partnership with Itas Pantanelli; corner thematic exhibition. Finally, guided itineraries: a walk through the old town of Ostuni (10:15 and 15:45, edited by Ats Bi-Hortus and Gaia E. Tours) or biking through the beauties of the Coastal Dune Park (from Albergabici, same hours, edited by Madera Bike).

Monday 20 March will close with the awarding ceremony including: Biol Prize to the best organic olive oil; the Biolpack, awarded by a jury to the best packaging, ie the product with the best packaging, design and clearer labeling, plus various territorial and thematic awards, such as the BiolKids, reserved for young palates of primary schools.

Biol Prize is sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, IFOAM and AgriBioMediterraneo. Partner: Organization of Coastal Dunes Park, Gal Alto Salento, University of Bari and Foggia, Association Dialoghi Fluidi, Fondazione Dieta Mediterranea, Itas Pantanelli of Ostuni, CHEMISERVICE, Consorzio Puglia Natura, Biolitalia, Agap, Rete Utile Buono e Bio.

The International Jury BIOL 2017 – 27 juries coming from all over the world to award the best organic olive oil

Written March 16th, 2017
The International Jury BIOL 2017 – 27 juries coming from all over the world to award the best organic olive oil

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BIOL 2017: Statements of sponsors Leonardo Di Gioia and Alessandro Ambrosi

Written March 14th, 2017
BIOL 2017: Statements of sponsors Leonardo Di Gioia and Alessandro Ambrosi

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The defense of the organic olive grove and Xylella – 18 March in ostuni

Written March 10th, 2017
The defense of the organic olive grove and Xylella – 18 March in ostuni

BIOL CONVEGNO

From March 18 to 20 in Ostuni the Citadel of Biol

Written March 7th, 2017
From March 18 to 20 in Ostuni the Citadel of Biol

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Graham Rooney speaks of olive oil to the English of our land

Written March 7th, 2017
Graham Rooney speaks of olive oil to the English of our land

INVITO GRAHAM.