Food / Health

Italy shocked by WHO warning on “cancer-causing” meat

  You can expect everything regarding food to draw much attention in Italy, and this was the case for a report by the World Health Organization on the link between meat and cancer. According to the UN Agency, processed meats are cancer-causing and red meats are also likely to cause cancer. The announcement caused consternation in Italy, since the country … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Food

Vegan diet “not dangerous for children”, says Italian Administrative Court

The Italian Regional Administrative Court for Alto Adige/Sudtirol ruled that, on the basis of the available scientific information, a vegan diet is not dangerous for a child of less than six years. The child had been expelled from a State-run kindergarten after his mother had asked the managing authorities to stick to a vegan regime … Continue reading

Culture / Food / History of Italy

Italians buying less meat: Vegetarian ethics or crisis?

For the first time, the data of the Italian Farmers’ Association showed the Italian families spending more for fruit and vegetables than for meat. The crisis still gripping Italy is probably a major factor, but an incidence of vegetarianism and new health notions cannot be excluded either. Until the Fifties, in Italy meat was a … Continue reading