31st international exhibition of organic and natural products
Friday 6 - Monday 9
Visitors to SANA have selected their favourite products from more than 950 on display. The awards ceremony is due to take place this afternoon at the BolognaFiere Service Centre.
Tomorrow is the final day of the event, which on Monday will be hosting the conventions of the Fondazione Istituto di Scienze della Salute (Foundation Institute of Science and Health), ICEA (the Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification) and SISTE (the Italian Society for Science applied to Medicinal Plants).
SANA Novità has set a new record with more than 950 innovations on display (+300% compared with 2013) Visitors to the event voted for their favourites in the three categories. The prize for the winners is the harvest from an organic fruit tree, offered by Biorfarm.
Dried ginger with no added sugar and flavoured with mixed berries - Azienda Agricola Ama Te Stesso. The no added sugar dried ginger is an artisanal product made in Italy. Only grape juice is used for sweetening and it is flavoured with micronized natural powders. It is totally natural, and contains no preservatives, colourings or thickening agents. The properties of the ginger remain unaltered thanks to the method of conservation: cold dehydration.
Natural and Organic Personal Care
Fior di Salina - L’Erbolario
A treatment range for the body that combines the cosmetic properties of sea salt with those of the typical vegetation of the Mediterranean Maquis shrubland, Lentisco, Salicornia and the Arbitus unendo strawberry tree. Four products – perfume, scrub, bath foam and body cream – that offer a total immersion in wellness while making skin in soft and silky. Its aquatic and citrusy fragrance offers a sparkling homage to the scents of the Mediterranean.
Mercur Dyn - Agri.Bio.Piemonte
The Mercur Dyn is a pedal-powered dynamisator for homeopathic dilutions that combines the celestial shapes with the substance of the earth thanks to a simple movement managed by two pedals that through the formation of the vortexes, inverts the sense of rotation with a simple mechanism, It is possible to dynamise from 20 to 250 litres.
Also the official bloggers for the event announced the names of the winning products of the #BloggerForSana Award.
Michela Dessì of Cr_eative and Giulia Giunta of La Mia Cucina Vegetale selected the semi-wholemeal Organic Vialone Nano rice polenta produced by the Agricola Martin Roberta. The polenta has a delicate and creamy taste; it is not pre-cooked and is ready in 10 minutes. This is a brand new product and the polenta has just one ingredient: PGI Vialone Nano rice. It is suitable for those with gluten intolerances and represents and alternative to the classic dish of maize polenta.
Natural and Organic Personal Care
Elena Rossi of Vanity Space and Valentina Romani of The life of a bee have selected Alkemilla’s New Age Filler, a product that is innovative for its formulation and that is capable of satisfying a requirement that is particularly pertinent for the female public: a natural primer that ensures an instant lifting effect.
Raffaella Caso of Babygreen and Selene Cassetta of Viaggio Sostenibile, the bloggers for the Green lifestyle section, selectedLife Energy Mat by Siqur Salute: an innovative geo-bionomic mat capable of reducing the impact of tensions and artificial drafts within an environment, reducing stress and increasing general wellbeing. In fact, merely coming into contact with Life Energy Mat is sufficient to reduce the levels of electrical tension in the body by more than 90%.
Attracting notable interest and participation at SANA were today’s two appointments at the SANA Academy dedicated to the vegetarian diet and the relationship between nutrition and longevity, in addition to the meeting “Organics, grocery retail and the role of specialized shops” promoted by Eco-Bio Confesercenti.
There was also a great response from the public for the SANA Novità Award and the presentation of the manifesto “Food for Health” introduced by Vandana Shiva and dedicated to the link between diet and health and the necessity to develop global strategies to safeguard the environment.
Scheduled to take place tomorrow are a further three high profile events: the convention “Mediterranean diet and its ingredients: the relationship with microbiome” organised by the Foundation Institute for the Science of Health at 9.45am in the Sala Concerto; “Natural and organic cosmetics: Cosmos ICEA certification” curated by ICEA in Sala Bolero and “Botanicals and contaminants: emerging questions or ne management of existing risk?” promoted by SISTE in the Sala Notturno at 10.30am.