The word from the nutritionist
Choose a 'zero km menu' for Christmas dinner
Zero km menu” is an initiative that was born in order to reduce the discharge of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the consumption of local products.
If you are thinking about Christmas dinner you can choose a “zero km menu”. What is this? With a “zero km menu” you prepare a dinner using only local ingredients that are produced only on Provincial or Regional area and for this reason they don’t burn much energy for the transport.
The distribution of food products, that have long transports and logistic inefficiency, are the principal responsible for the discharge. “Zero km menu” is an initiative that was born in order to reduce the discharge of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the consumption of local products. For all these reasons, this year don’t choose exotic specialties but prefer products such as oil, cheese, fruit and vegetable produced from local little farms. These companies are able to guarantee quality and freshness besides reducing the pollution.
Many solutions have been studied from Coldiretti (Italian association for the representation and the assistance for agriculture) in order to aid the consumer to choose the products that allow to save the environment. For example the obligation to write on the label the food provenience, the use of Regional products in the school and hospital’s refectory, the promotion of the meeting between producers and consumers. Now you just have to choose the best food for your Christmas dishes.
Published 01 December 2016