Learn about sugar. A valuable ingredient between reality and false myths

28 September

A moment of dialog and information to get to know sugar better and explode the false myths about this everyday food. On Monday, September 28, at 16:15 in the Europe Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, there will be a meeting titled "Sugar in Italy, good for the country and for man," an appointment that is part of the information campaign "Learn about Sugar," promoted by AIDEPI (Italian Association of Sweets and Pastry), Unionzucchero (National Sugar Union) and ASSOBIBE (Italian Association of Soft Drink Industries).

Sugar, part economic, part nutritional

A goal of the meeting is to highlight the economic, social and employment value of Italian sugar production and supply, in addition to the essential nutritional significance of this ingredient in a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Participating in this work session will be Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forest Policies; Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Parliament; Luca Bianchi, Head of the Department of Competitive Policies, Food Quality, Horses and Fishing of MIPAAF; and Valerio De Molli, Managing Partner, The Ambrosetti European House.

The experts

The participants delving into the subject from a scientific and economic point of view included Professor Giulio Sapelli, instructor of Economic History at the State University of Milan; Professor Franco Antoniazzi, instructor of Food Technology at the University of Parma; and Professor Giorgio Calabrese, instructor of Human Nutrition at the University of the Eastern Piedmont. The meeting will be moderated by the Deputy Director of Sole 24 Ore, Fabrizio Forquet, and the conclusion of work will be entrusted to the National Secretary of the National Consumers' Union, Massimiliano Dona, Esq.