Today, in Piazza Trieste e Trento, pizzas and acrobatics. In Naples, five acrobats pizza-makers are making more than 1.000 "margheritas" and "marinaras", using only Italian DOC tomatoes. From 10.00 a.m. on, they will cook them in two wood-oven in a travelling pizza truck. Coldiretti Association sponsored this initiative and today was set up as the "National Day for Italian Tomatoes". Mr. Vito Amendolara -Regional Director of the Campania Confederation- stated: "this is an important achievement by Coldiretti, which was able to collect over 1 million signatures among consumers". This initiative has been adopted in Campania by many consumer associations: Adoc, Adiconsum, Federconsumatori, Codacons. Also some environment associations signed for it. WWF, Legambiente, Italia Nostra, Lipu. Our Association joined as well. The Campania Coldiretti Association requested our President, Mr. Antonio Pace, to subscribe an agreement stating that all pizza-makers belonging to our association must use only Italian tomatoes. One year ago, it became mandatory to specify on the fresh milk packagings the product origin, today this applies also to tomatoes. Gennaro Masiello -Coldiretti President for Campania- states: "We won't stop here. Our intention is to request clear specifications of origin also for other foods of the Mediterranean diet". Many Companies manufacturing these raw materials are located in Campania. That's why the Tomatoes National Day is celebrated in Naples with so much participation". The Coldiretti goal is to limit tomatoes imports from abroad.
Wednesday 14 June 2006