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Food Safety, the driving force for a sustainable development

“Food Safety as the driving force for a sustainable development” is the subject of the conference – scheduled on Monday 7th July in Rome, at CNEL headquarters – which will be attended by Oleifici Mataluni-Olio Dante SpA among the invited companies. Topical subjects will be discussed, such as food safety and sustainable production, since they are currently relevant and they will be the leading subjects of Expo 2015. read more

An Italian history

Olio Dante’s history begins in Genoa in 1849, when Andrea - founder of the Costa family - begins to market and transport olive oil and fabrics from Sardinia to Liguria. In 1854 Giacomo Costa founds  the company "Giacomo Costa son of Andrea", specializing in the purchase of raw olive oil in Mediterranean countries in order to export it overseas with the Costa label.
In 1898 the first shipments are directed to North America, Argentina and Australia, countries in which the constant flow of Italian emigrants generates a demand for domestic food products. The need to quickly transport their products, leads Giacomo Costa first to use second hand cargo ships and then to build them directly, creating what will later become the fleet of Costa Cruises. Among the various Italian products, the most popular is oil, essential food for Italian cooking but not yet widespread in the Americas, where it is replaced by vegetable and animal fats like butter and margarine. When Eugenio, one of the sons of Giacomo Costa, sets on his first voyage to North America with the aim of consolidating a network of sales, he discovers something surprising: the Americans identify the name Costa more with the Portuguese than with Italians, and therefore considers appropriate to change the label as "the reminder to Italy must be easy and immediate". read more

Olio Dante's Recipe Book

Olio Dante has been present on the Italian tables for over a century, well earning its title of “Prince of Seasoning”. Particularly recommended for the preparation of sauces, and for the cooking of meat dishes, the Dante Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a perfect dressing on fish and vegetables, preserving all their original taste. Ask your grandmothers or mothers that have jealously kept the popular 1980s Dante signed recipe book entitled "Oil tells itself. History, curiosities, culture and much more on a really unique food". A volume rich in information that, surely, is still to be found in many Italian kitchen drawers. read more

L’olio extra vergine di oliva amico della prevenzione oncologica

Anche quest’anno la LILT - Lega Italiana per la lotta contro il cancro, in occasione dalla XIII edizione della Settimana Nazionale per la Prevenzione Oncologica (16-24 marzo), ha deciso di sensibilizzare i consumatori nella prevenzione dei tumori focalizzando l’attenzione sulla Dieta Mediterranea e, in particolare, sull’olio extra vergine di oliva. 
Il triste dato che l’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità ha divulgato parla chiaro: circa il 35% dei casi di cancro è riconducibile ad abitudini alimentari sbagliate. La dieta che più rispetta le semplici regole della corretta alimentazione è quella mediterranea, che nel 2010 è stata dichiarata patrimonio dell’UNESCO. Grazie alla sua ottimale  composizione (15% proteine, 60% carboidrati e 25% grassi) assicura, infatti, il giusto apporto di nutrienti. read more

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